„MEDEA IN CORINTO“ Mayr, MEDEA Juli 12, Bayer. Staatsoper München

Woman Scorned

“ …But witness Nadja Michael in the title roles, and you find a couple of key clues. She is a dramatic coloratura, who is comfortable in all registers. She can turn on a theatrical dime from piteous to unpardonable. Michael seems also to be inexhaustible, though she strays from pitch here and there, and she commands the stage whenever she appears. Who else can do all that these days? There are few sopranos of Michael’s calibre and even fewer who would put their voices at such risk to learn the role … With such a powerhouse to compete with, singers might think twice before learning the other roles… “
Sam H. Shirakawa, Opera Blog, 07.12