You don’t expect an oboe and clarinet to team up with a piano for an entire concert. But they did Friday, when I Solisti Della Scala Trio performed at the Italian Embassy in an evening of breathtaking artistry. To celebrate the re-opening of Milan’s La Scala, oboist Francesco Di Rosa, clarinetist Fabrizio Meloni and pianist Nazzareno Carusi, reincarnated vocal jewels of the Italian operatic stage as “arias” arranged for winds. […] Meloni set his clarinet a-sail in rushes of wondrous molten legato, swelling and ebbing in passages of total control and magical colors. Di Rosa’s oboe had an astounding multi-dimensional resonance, even up high. Carusi transformed the keyboard into a 100-piece orchestra, his playing especially fine-tuned to the nuances of each aria.
Cecelia Porter

The Washington Post su Nazzareno Carusi - Cecelia Porter - 22 aprile 2005