Violeta Urmana press reviews
Opera Britannia, September 27
“ … But perhaps the greatest part of all, for me at least, was the sheer magnificence of Urmana’s singing, unbelievable in its tireless, effortless power and accuracy. … as a Wagnerian she is surely incomparable, with exactly the heroic scale and womanly warmth ...exquisitely poised Liebestod I ever expect to hear this side of mortality. …”
Telegraph.co.uk, September 24
“ … Violeta Urmana had the power to soar over the Philharmonia, and the range of tone to be stinging and proud in the first act and rapturously tender in the second. …
FT.com (Financial Times), September 24
“ …The Birmingham performance had rare potency, thanks to the hall’s acoustical properties, Salonen’s clear-sighted vision and a cast that was able to focus on musical values. In the title roles, Gary Lehman and Violeta Urmana sang with the utmost refinement and conviction, while Anne Sofie von Otter made a regal Brangäne."