German soprano Mojca Erdmann has dazzled audiences and critics with her title role debut in Alban Berg’s Lulu in a new production at the Staatsoper Berlin. “She is the real star of this new production,” raves the German newspaper die tageszeitung. As she portrays Berg’s notoriously challenging role, her voice “remains perfectly controlled and clear in those high-lying passages that would seem to be virtually unsingable, and she integrates her timbre effortlessly into all the genres with which Berg was playing when he wrote this extraordinary piece.”
For Gießener Allgemeine, the German soprano is “vocally top-notch.” Bringing Berg’s iconic femme fatale to life, Mojca “masters the demanding title part with bravura.” She navigates the “exceptionally high-lying part of Lulu with angelic lightness” (Deutschlandfunk) and “invests her Lulu with delectably secure high notes… This minx is the [production’s] bright spot…” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
Mojca’s Lulu performances led by Daniel Barenboim continue at the Staatsoper Berlin’s Schiller Theater through April 14.