3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Oh, I wish . . .,
This review is from: Haydn - The Creation / Kirkby, Rolfe Johnson, George, AAM, Hogwood (Audio CD)
I won't refute anything anyone else has said in praise of this performance-- it is thoroughly enjoyable, especially for those who love "the flexible tiger" and the other whimisical delights of the English version.
I do wish that there had been another soprano, and another bass/baritone on hand to sing the Adam and Eve. In this performance, Michael George and Emma Kirkby each sing the roles of the angels Raphael and Gabriel (respectively), then Adam and Eve. A clear contrast of vocal colors between the angelic and earthly characters seems called for, and greatly enhances the work.