Elisabeth Meister press reviews
Opera Brittania - 17 October 2009
From Antony Lias, Opera Brittania, 17 October 2009, regarding The Truth about Love at the Linbury Theater, Royal Opera House: "Elisabeth Meister was the runaway success of this show, with a pretty astonishing dramatic soprano, bags of character and one hell of a whistle! It is without exception, the most promising Young Artist I have yet seen. Dressed in PVC and all manner of S&M accoutrements, she was certainly visually very striking, but that was nothing compared to her powerful, incisive and cleaving soprano. Her rendition of the Britten Cabaret Songs was wry, cheeky, despondent and frankly crazy. You can well understand why Johnny kept his distance from this young lady! Her manic “Calypso” was fast and furious, the very epitome of New York mania, whilst the operatic pastiche from “Johnny” was delivered with a huge punch to the Linbury audience. Apparently she has already sung Turandot, about which I am not in the least bit surprised however, one hopes that she will develop her talent slowly, so that her considerable potential is not compromised too early."