“Conductor Evan Rogister sensitively conducts, eliciting tones of insistent yearning that, suddenly, thrill with dramatic crescendos. Rogister evoked the more militaristic pomp of the music with the more romantic style of Verdi’s music. The oft-performed succession of melodies in the Triumphal scene (“O Re, pei sacri Numi! Gloria all Egitto”) were particularly resonant.”