The Spectator, 26 May 2007
My spring Handel season ended much more happily, with staged concert accounts of two works of enchantment. At St John’s Smith Square Mozart’s orchestration of Acis and Galatea was well performed by Bampton Classical Opera. After a rather uncertain start, the London Mozart Players under Richard Dickins played warmly and energetically, and the four soloists, young professionals, all did their roles justice; the Polyphemus of Vojtech Safarik, a Czech bass, was outstanding both as a stage presence and in full-bodied, rich singing. I look forward to his Osmin.