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David J. Baker
Opera News, December 2015

Baritone Markus Werba stands out as an intrepid Roland with undeniable stage presence and vitality. Benjamin Bernheim lends credibility to the tenor role of Eginhard, and bass Georg Zeppenfeld is humane and avuncular as Karl (Charlemagne)… © 2015 Opera News Read complete review

Manuel Ribeiro
Pizzicato, November 2015

This is an overall good production and though Peter Stein cannot completely whitewash the naiveté of the libretto, his staging certainly has merits. © 2015 Pizzicato

Ralph V Lucano
American Record Guide, November 2015

Chorus and orchestra are as good as you could wish, and conductor Metzmacher never lets the musical line sag. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Simon Thompson
MusicWeb International, September 2015

[The] music is done very well. The Vienna Philharmonic play wonderfully for Ingo Metzmacher…

Fierrabras is well worth exploring, and this film is as good a place to start as any… © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Richard Wigmore
Gramophone, September 2015

SCHUBERT, F.: Fierrabras (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (NTSC) 730708
SCHUBERT, F.: Fierrabras (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (Blu-ray, HD) 730804

…a work of many musical delights, and this vocally strong, visually handsome Salzburg production does it proud. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

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