“German soprano Diana Damrau is blessed with that X-factor and her return to the Singapore stage after a magnificent 2017 showing could not have been more welcome… Her command and control of tricky running notes seemed effortless, with thrilling flights in high registers negotiated with stunning aplomb.

More importantly was her expression of joy and love, with lyricism and theatricality indelibly captured in a perfect aria that belied the opera’s convoluted and violent narrative.”

The Straits Times