HANDEL Rinaldo Bartoli/Daniels/Fink/Finley 4670872

Top of the bill come David Daniels as the eponymous crusader knight and Cecilia Bartoli as his love Almirena. Daniels's heart-stopping countertenor voice is one of the marvels of our age . . . he's technically untroubled by the virtuoso runs of the quicker arias . . . there's an inner strength to it, and in the love music he's utterly convincing. Bartoli is equally impressive . . . She can deliver the most demanding music with almost frightening ease and force, and, as ever, she throws herself into her role . . .