NEWS

 

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) “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) “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)


BONN DEBUT

Aile Asszonyi’s debut in Bonn as Prothoe in Othmar Schoecks Penthesilea was a very successful: “Prothoe is optimally casted with Aile Asszonyi. She has a beautiful timbre, a lush and luminous voice and acts full of verve” (Online Merker) “also fantastic: The friend of Penthesilea, Prothoe, is a tremendously intense and highly dramatic soprano […] a great cast” (Deutschlandfunk) “Aile Asszonyi convinces with a great achievement” (General-Anzeiger Bonn) “an emotional knockout […] first-rate” (Neue Musikzeitung) “The voice of the Estonian soprano Aile Asszonyi is a downright natural phenomenon” (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger)


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

Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner) - Senta
Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch National Touring Opera)
première: 20 April 2018
Wilminktheater Enschede
conductor: Benjamin Levy
stage director: Paul Carr
(shows in Enschede, Breda, Den Haag,Utrecht, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Groningen, Amsterdam, Zwolle, Apeldoorn, Leeuwarden and Arnhem)

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


NEXT CONCERT

Sunday 08 July 2018
Grafenegg Festival
concert «New Mores and Tastes: The Reinvention of the Opera»
Grafenegg Academy Orchestra
Vienna State Opera Chorus
conductor: Leon Botstein
(Werner Hanakl, Aile Asszonyi, Christiane Libor, Eleanor Lyons, Theresa Kronthaler, Dorottya Láng, Iris Vermillion, Alexander Kaimbacher, Dietrich Henschel, Christopher Maltman)


IN THE REPERTOIRE

Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner) - Senta
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
“Asszonyi’s passionate performance and the especially shining quality of her voice brought a mystic atmosphere to the Ballade”
(Tiiu Levald, TeaterMuusikaKino, December 2016)

Aida (Verdi) - Aida
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
“superb”
(Göran Forsling, Seen and Heard International, 26 October 2017)
“powerful and purity of expression”
(Ruth Alaküla, Eesti Päevaleht, 2 february 2016)
“her passion and nuances in the phrasing were extremely captivating!”
(Tiiu Levald, TeaterMuusikaKino, March 2016) 


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)