The world-premiere recording of Il mondo della luna by Pedro António Avondano consists of a highly skillful and alert performance by Portuguese musicians, including singers well trained in Italian. The recitatives were rehearsed in an unusual way, with the singers first speaking the lines rather than singing them. The experiment will be judged variously by different observers. The reviewer dislikes the frequent clash in pitch between voice and instruments, especially at cadences. But others have hailed the recording unstintingly.
Locke, Ralph P. “Pedro António Avondano: Il Mondo della luna. Naxos 660487-88, 2022, 2021 [review]. Music & Musical Performance: An International Journal. Issue 3 (February 2023), article 7: 1–3.”