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Henry Fogel
Fanfare, July 2017

On this recital, [Anett Fritsch] sings multiple characters from various operas: Susanna, Cherubino, and the Countess in Figaro; Elvira and Zerlina in Don Giovanni; and Despina and Fiordiligi in Così. She sings all of them beautifully, with innate musicality and spot-on intonation, along with that lovely sound.

Alessandro de Marchi is an HIP-influenced Mozart conductor who favors relatively lean textures, quick tempos, and taut rhythms. He does, however, inject charm and lyricism into his conducting where appropriate, and he and his orchestra interact well with the soprano. The one non-vocal piece on the disc (the Overture to Figaro) is a fine reading. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

David Reynolds
American Record Guide, May 2017

Fritsch fills out her recital with two concert arias. I’d love to hear an entire disc of Fritsch in the concert arias; there are a number that would suit her very well.

The Munich Radio Orchestra plays extremely well for Alessandro De Marchi… © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Mark Pullinger
Gramophone, April 2017

Anett Fritsch’s Mozart is a sheer delight. This is no bland essay of the usual suspects painted in anonymous colours but a vivid portrait gallery of characters that Fritsch has actually played on stage. She presents multiple characters from the three da Ponte operas and they’re all beautifully variegated, all coming across as living, breathing individuals.

Her Cherubino is breathless with hormonal excitement (‘Voi che sapete’ wonderfully ornamented in the repeat), her Countess aches with pain. Fritsch does marvels with the text, clearly understanding every word. Her Susanna is coquettish, with rolled Rs in ‘dolce susurro’ making my heart skip a beat.

A jewel of a disc. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, March 2017

In fine voice, Anett Fritsch offers an attractive programme of Mozart arias that should provide enjoyment although the competition in the catalogue is extremely fierce. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Mike Scott Rohan
BBC Music Magazine, February 2017

Appearing in Convent Graden’s forthcoming Mitridate Re di Ponto, this versatile young soprano records the great Mozart/Da Ponte arias, attractively but with some inevitable sameness. © 2017 BBC Music Magazine

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