I'm also sometimes surprised at how different the a piece of music can sound when conducted by different people. Here's another version of the same piece, conducted and sung by Polish conductor and counter-tenor Jakub Bryzinski:
*Note: I originally had a clip of Carlos Mena singing the same piece, but it seems to have been taken down from YouTube. You could try searching for it. Also check out Sara Mingardo singing the same piece - all so different, all lovely.