The qualities to be emphasized in singing airs de cour are delicatesse (refinement) nd mignardise (daintiness). Both were evident in Ms. Ingold’s singing style. Her lovely, flexible voice delighted the audience.
…Coeli Ingold showed another side to her artistry…the soprano, who usually concentrates on early music, brought shimmering vocal qualities…including pristine trills that elude most exponents of the role…How nice to hear the part sung with such agility and tonal purity…A capacity audience appeared charmed by the production.
Ingold, the Camerata’s director, sang like a baroque instrumentalist with a good French accent…producing a light and clear tone, she prolonged dissonances, negotiated embellishments with agility and reserved vibrato for expressive purposes.
She has a light but pure-toned voice and an immaculate technique…she shaped the music with fine control, gracefully integrating the ornaments into the vocal line…none of the other singers commanded the technique that characterized the singing of Ingold.