I will always love mezzos just a bit (or a lot) better than countertenors, it's the way I am, but the latter still have the power to woo me now and then, and particularly when they sound so gorgeous that to resist would be utterly obtuse. Such is the case with Bejun Mehta, at least in his new Handel CD, Ombra cara. It's one of the most wonderful Handel aria discs I've heard for quite a while; up there with Joyce DiDonato's Furore and Sandrine Piau's Opera Seria. Quite amazing. And why am I telling you all this? Because my five star review of Ombra cara for Limelight is now online, so if you'd like to read it, you can. Then, if Handel's your bag, seriously consider buying the CD.