Aris' voice is an acquired taste. In fact, most listeners will not enjoy listening to him sing. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, this does not detract much from the enjoyment of these performances. As another reviewer has already mentioned, Aris is also a musicologist, and his expertise is apparent in every detail of the three most recent recordings he has made for EMI with Colusso. Their musicianship is impeccable, as are their decisions regarding taste, ornamentation, tempi, and orchestration. This is a demonstrative and instructive recording for anyone curious about how to sing stylishly and accurately in the bel canto style. Many of Aris' decisions regarding performance practice and ornamentation are easily and directly verified in original sources, and his ambitious accuracy must be applauded, as these are very well executed performances.