Press Reviews


Joseph Haydn’s Orlando Paladino

at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, 21st March, 2009

“Alessandro De Marchi displayed a keen sense of theatre, combining a lively interpretation with a detailed and accurate musical performance... The long recitatives were well executed by all the cast members, thanks also to Giuliana Retali’s realisation on the harpsichord."


Edoardo Saccenti, „Operaclick“, 2009



> Giovanni Paisiello, La serva padrona

Concert series in Basel: Freunde Alter Musik, 12th May, 2007

“The work was presented in a lively concert version in the concert hall of Basel’s Stadtcasino. One of the stars of the Early Music scene, Antonio Abete, sang Uberto and Marina Comparato was Serpina. The orchestra gave a lively and nuanced performance; Giuliana Retali accompanied the recitatives in witty and inspirational fashion."


Alfred Ziltener, „Basler Zeitung“, 14th May, 2007


> Giovanni Paisiello, La serva Padrona

CD, Harmonia Mundi, 2007

“The performances of Antonio Abete and Cinzia Forte are no less remarkable. They sing with great vivacity: the sparks really fly! The lively interpretation of the recitatives is exemplary. The singers are colourfully accompanied both by Giuliana Retali on the fortepiano, and by the string and wind sections. ”


Christian Fluri, “Baslerlandischerzeitung”, 10th May, 2007


“Giuliana Retali on the fortepiano deserves a special mention: in her accompaniment of the recitatives she underlines the subtleties of the dramatic action in inspired fashion. In this way she also contributes to the success of Uberto’s most original aria ‘Sono imbrogliato già’.”



Sven Kerkhoff, “Musik an sich” - Reviews, 2007



Antonio Sartorio, Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, August, 2004

“...conductor Attilio Cremonesi’s revised version of Sartorio’s Giulio Cesare opened on Wednesday evening at the Landestheater. Basel’s baroque orchestra “La Cetra” gave an excellent performance. Giuliana Retali, the musical assistant is a gifted harpsichordist and the rest of the orchestra provided sensitive playing, underlining the action on stage and amply supporting the singers. Cremonesi as conductor is wonderfully inspired...”


“Kurier”, 27th August, 2004