PressIrina Lungu is a “remarkable Alice Ford” in “Falstaff” at Opernhaus Zürich

20 July 2022by Tim

Following her first Imogene in “Il pirata”, Irina Lungu performed, only a month later, for the very first time Alice Ford in Verdi’s “Falstaff”. Here is what the press says about her role debut:

“Likewise, Irina Lungu was a convincingly remarkable Alice Ford (…) displaying a wonderful fraseggio.”
Albert Garriga, Opera Áctual

“Alice Ford was Irina Lungu, her high, full soprano very suited to the part.”
Laura Servidei, Bachtrack

“Irina Lungu, as his [Falstaff Bryn Terfel’s] “opponent” Alice Ford, leads the ensembles of the women with her beautiful soprano voice which is surrounded by a delicate vibrato and which swings wonderfully in the ariosi composed for her by Verdi. She exudes wonderful cantilenas, supported by her clever and subtle sense of humor as an actress.”
Kaspar Sannemann, Oper Aktuell

“Irina Lungu as Mrs. Alice Ford, Marianna Pizzolato as Mrs. Quickly and Niamh O’Sullivan as Mrs. Meg Page are a vocally excellent cast trio of women and harmonize wonderfully.”
Jan Krobot, Der Neue Merker

[Photo: Tim Weiler / O-PR Communications]

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