AVANT SCENE OPERA
7 june 2010

GAZETA "Kultura"
1-7 June 2010

Frankfurter-Allgemeine Zeitung
mars 2006

Répertoire No. 161
october 2002

november 1998
november 1998

Westfalen-Blatt
november 1998

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung
october 1996

Frankfurter Allgemeine
august 1995

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung
may 1995

Westfalen-Blatt
November 1998


The Gallows Songs for five performers are wonderful will-o'-the-wisp pieces. Magical activities that in their musical and scenic performance are in sensitive and tenacious pursuit of the Morgenstern poems' characteristics. A great share of the success was due to the marvellous soprano Elena Vassilieva, who approached the songs' brittle charm, their grotesque nuances and dadaist impulses with striking aplomb.