Miricioiu 'understands how to make the decorated cadences expressive and the text eloquent. Ford (has) exemplary command of the music, and a quicksilver response to the words.'

'Mercadante here reveals himself as an artist of great genius.'
BBC Music Magazine
‘... this score is expressive, grandiose and - ultimately - exciting.’
The Observer
‘A world premiere recording, Virginia is packed with vivid high drama and music to match.’