Reviews

Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Nina Stemme as Elektra in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Elektra, April 2016 - photo credit: Marty Sohl

Adrianne brings her acclaimed interpretation of Chrysothemis in Strauss’s Elektra to the Metropolitan Opera

Reviews

“Ms. Pieczonka’s rich, clear voice conveys Chrysothemis’s affecting vulnerability.” (New York Times, 15 April 2015)

“Adrianne Pieczonka defined Chrysothemis’s moral frailty with musical and histrionic precision.” (Financial Times, 15 April 2016)

“As her sister Chrysothemis, Adrianne Pieczonka was equally brilliant, providing a grounded counterweight to Elektra’s turmoil…she sang with tremendous urgency and managed some terrific legato singing in a persuasive, earnest account of her monologue ‘Ich kann nicht sitzen,’ one of the opera’s more lyrical moments.” (New York Classical Review, 15 April 2016)

“With Adrianne Pieczonka giving a captivating reading of Chrysothemis…Pieczonka has a lovely vibrant soprano that soars to grand heights, especially in her early ‘Ich kann nicht sitzen’ aria.” (Huffington Post, 15 April 2016)

“Adrianne Pieczonka, returning to the Met after many years of absence, sang the punishing role of Chrysothemis with warmth and commitment.  Her top notes were both supple and beautiful, and her acting showed her to be a concerned but level-headed woman, ready to take control of her destiny at the end of the opera.” (Bachtrack, 15 April 2016)