, January 2014
Sebastian Weigle conducts a strongly articulated performance, recorded very successfully…The singers acquit themselves with distinction. They are either beautiful in tone and contour, or dramatically involved, as the case may be.
The chorus has an important role and sings very well, while the orchestral playing is splendid too, including a significant part for solo violin…The recorded sound responds to the chamber music delicacy of much of the score.
The cast is a strong one with a good sense of teamwork…Julia Juon takes the role [of the Hexe] most effectively, and her interpretation is more than a mere caricature…Nikolay Borchev sings the role of the Minstrel, who has the task of explaining the tragic resolution of the story…Daniel Behle, in the role of the Königssohn, is also assured, and he copes well with the demands of the frequently high tessitura…Amanda Majeski as the Goose-Girl is on excellent form too.
The musical aspects of this performance of Königskinder are very satisfying… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review