At the THEATER an der WIEN, Oct 15, 17, 19, 21 & 23, 2009
At the Theater an der Wien Tancredi is vividly brought to life by Vivica Genaux, a singer from Alaska who has rapidly risen to fame in the past few years and who has become well-known to Austrian connoisseurs of Baroque music mainly through her many concert appearances.
Much applause was heard for the singers and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, and in particular for Misses Genaux and Kurzak.
- A.A., Ö1-Morgenjournal (ORF), October 16, 2009
As usual, Jacobs had assembled a cast of excellent soloists. Vivica Genaux’s austere and earnest mezzo, with its sparkling top notes and a sonorous lower register, convincingly conveyed the virile qualities necessary for bringing off the title role.
- Gerhard Kramer, Wiener Zeitung, October 16, 2009
René Jacobs and a few exceptional voices made a most convincing argument for Rossini’s Tancredi. The inimitable Vivica Genaux had to struggle audibly with a cold, yet this could not mar her fine performance in the title role.
- Walter Weidringer, Die Presse, October 16, 2009
Vivica Genaux was struggling with a cold, yet she demonstrated with virtuosity the art of coloratura.”
- Karlheinz Roschitz, Kronenzeitung, October 17, 2009
Two singers turned this production, at least vocally, into a success. Thanks to her flawless technique Vivica Genaux as Tancredi, although indisposed, dazzled with the sheer range and expressiveness of her voice.”
- Karl Loebl, Oesterreich, October 17, 2009
Despite her announced indisposition, Vivica Genaux made a remarkable role debut as the eponymous hero due to the intensity of expression she employs and her impressive vocal flexibility.
- Ernst Naredi-Rainer, Kleine Zeitung (Graz), October 17, 2009