Gluck’s La Danza, Wigmore Hall, 2009

“The two principals, Martene Grimson (Nice) and Nicholas Sharratt (Tirsi), proved themselves equally adept at attaining the ‘beautiful simplicity’ which Gluck declared to be his aspiration. Sharratt’s rich, warm, lower register suitably conveyed the shepherd’s earnestness and concern, and he skilfully applied appropriate nuance to particular textual phrases to add weight and dimension to the sketched character…the gentle, tender interchanges between the two characters were serenely and affectively sung.”

Clare Seymour, Opera Today, 2009