Adrianne Pieczonka and Jonas Kaufmann

As Leonore in the Salzburg Festspiele production of Fidelio


“Adrianne Pieczonka sang with steely strength and agility, imbuing the role of Leonore with superhuman effort and navigating her seemingly unsingable music with ease.” (Abendzeitung, 5 August 2015)

“The conductor Franz Welser-Möst, who led the great Vienna Philharmonic in a transparent and majestic account of Beethoven’s score, won a huge ovation, along with the excellent singers, especially the two leads. They are the astonishing tenor Jonas Kaufmann…and the compelling, bright-voiced soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore, Florestan’s tenaciously loving wife.” (New York Times, 7 August 2015)

“Quite different is Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore: she embodies the passionate loving wife with a burning intensity, fighting for the life of her husband… Her sound is visceral; every note transports us with emotion.” (BR Klassik, 5 August 2015)

“A touchstone for all dramatic sopranos is the role of Leonore. Adrianne Pieczonka impressed with superb mittelage in the lyrical phases…and copes well with all the high requirements of this difficult role.” (Opernnetz, 10 August 2015)

“[An] expressive artist, Adrianne Pieczonka is a Leonora with a lyrical soprano and firm determination…” (Der Tagesspiegel, 5 August 2015)