Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House

irina Reviews

[...] Anita Hartig’s gentle, sweetly sung Susanna (what a lovely purity of sound she finds for her nocturnal aria in the garden) is likely to have her hands full married to a Figaro like this. [...] Played with humanity and warmth, this production of Figaro is invariably a pleasure to see.

Richard Fairman - The Financial Times

David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro has proved wonderfully malleable since it was first seen in 2006, carefully accommodating the shifts in emphasis brought to it by successive casts, while retaining its interpretative integrity. Its latest revival, directed by McVicar’s assistant Leah Hausman, offers new shades of meaning and insight.
[...] Anita Hartig’s Susanna is knowing and serious rather than spirited: she and Dehn have similar voices, warm and creamy, which makes the mistaken identities of act four entirely credible. [...]

Tim Ashley - The Guardian

[...] Anita Hartig, as Susanna, at home in the juicier roles, scored a particular success with her soft pleasing croon of Deh vieni, non tardar in Act 4, and her physical resemblance to the countess (here played by Ellie Dehn making her house debut) made Act 4’s mistaken-identity plot line flow all the more believably. [...]

George Smart - Harper's Bazaar

[...] Hartig juggled her various allegiances with charm and was superbly effective in her manipulation of the Count [...]

Peter Reed - Classical Source

16 Sep 2015