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REGENSBURG PREMIERE

Ailes Asszonyi’s debut as Abigaille in Nabucco at the Theater Regensburg was very successful: “so powerful and superior, as she acted and sang. That would be enough for very many larger opera houses.” (BR24) “excellently casted […] outstanding acting and singing” (Straubinger Tagblatt) “In Regensburg this opera should be called Abigaille instead of Nabucco […] Aile Asszonyi delivers blazing stage presence and total vocal commitment” (NMZ) “Aile Asszonyi was in every respect a class of her own, rounding off her fabulous vocal achievement with a great stage presence.” (Mittelbayerische Zeitung) “Aile Asszonyi is a monument of dramatic soprano power, extremely convincing.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

ENSCHEDE DEBUT

Aile Asszonyi’s debut as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer at the Dutch National Touring Opera was a great success: “a magical interpretation […] especially captains daughter Senta has a powerful voice and personality” (De Volkskrant) “a beautiful timbre” (NRC Handelsblad) “The subtle intonation with which Aile Asszonyi sang her ‘Versank ich jetzt in wunderbares Traümen’, created an electrified tension in the auditorium. […] Aile Asszonyi performed the phrase ‘Hier steh ich treu bis zum Tod!’ with glowing power. […] fantastic and breath-taking” (Place de l’Opéra / Opera Magazine) “Golden touch casting was the Estonian soprano Aile Asszonyi as Senta. She gave this leading role both theatrically and musically the much needed dose of fragility and persuasiveness. She triumphed with a warm and lush timbre and convincing acting.” (Theaterkrant) “Asszonyi gave a great performance of the ‘Ballade’ and threw herself into the action, accordingly to the obsessive fascination of her role. […] her final phrase was without doubt heart-breaking” (Basia con fuoco) “captivating until the end […] excellent casting” (Tubantia) “Aile Asszonyi performs the role of Senta with passion and fury. With a voice in which, besides broad, romantic panoramas, a place is reserved for belcanto. Powerful, fragile and beautiful. There is, after all, no real drama without real beauty.” (WHM) “Aile Asszonyi is one of these opera singers that are not world famous, but might as well has been just that [..] a fantastic singer […] Her Senta was a true blast and with her warm, expressive voice she was for this role just what the doctor ordered” (Opera Gazet) “The big star of the evening was Aile Asszonyi, with seemingly effortless yet very passionate singing. The difficult Wagner score and her theatrical role were perfectly suited to her. And she maintained her heart-warming sound in all registers.” (Leeuwarder Courant) “an excellent cast, with stunning performances by Aile Asszonyi (with a colossal sound) as Senta [...] Very good is the beginning of the second act, in which Senta sings her beautiful ballad” (Het Parool) “Aile Asszonyi sings a perplexingly good Senta, with a beautiful tone, youthful in expression and always capable of dramatic outbursts. [...] unanimous jubilation” (OMM / Online Musik Magazin)

CD RELEASE OF GRAZ DEBUT

With the double-role of Ghita in Der Zwerg (Zemlinsky) and Madre in Il Prigioniero (Dallapiccola)Aile Asszonyi made her very successful debut at the opera house of Graz (Austria). Both audience and press were highly enthusiastic: “highly dramatic […] her dark soprano has a wide range of colours” (Das Opernglas) “her voice is luminous, warm, of a rare intensity and charged well-dosed emotions” (Forum Opera) “fully convincing” (Der Opernfreund) “strong-voiced singing” (Kurier) “brightly shining” (Kronen Zeitung) “The Estonian soprano impressed with vocal volume and a shimmering voice in all registers.” (Bachtrack) “a powerful house debut” (Kleine Zeitung) “strikingly expressive and with a strong voice” (Der Neue Merker) “With this voice she will achieve much.” (Merker Online) “heartfelt moments” (Tiroler Tageszeitung). Recently a CD recording of this production of Il Prigioniero was released (Oper Graz / Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester / Dirk Kaftan / Oehms Classics).

NEXT OPERA PREMIERE

Nabucco (Verdi) - Abigaile
Theater Regensburg
première: 15 September 2018
conductor: Tom Woods
stage director: Rareş Zaharia

Elektra (Strauss) - Elektra
Theater Bonn
première: 10 March 2019
conductor: Dirk Kaftan
stage director: Enrico Lübbe

IN THE REPERTOIRE

Nabucco (Verdi) - Abigaile
Theater Regensburg
“blazing stage presence and total vocal commitment”
(Juan Martin Koch, NMZ, 16.09.2018)

Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner) - Senta
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
“passionate performance and especially shining quality of her voice”
(Tiiu Levald, TeaterMuusikaKino, December 2016)

Aida (Verdi) - Aida
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
“superb”
(Göran Forsling, Seen and Heard International, 26 October 2017)

Tannhäuser (Wagner) - Venus / Elisabeth (double-role)
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
“eine ganz hervorragende Sopranistin”
(Ioan Holender, kulTOUR/ServusTV Austria, 17 october 2015)

La Bohème (Puccini) - Mimì
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
“a supple and powerful lyric soprano [...] like satin fluttering from a window”
(Opera Now, November 2011)