Mojca Erdmann is an “ethereal Sophie” in Der Rosenkavalier at Salzburg Festival

Mojca Erdmann’s recent return to the Salzburg Festival has earned the German soprano critical and popular accolades for her turn as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. “The coloratura soprano and Hamburg-native Mojca Erdmann masters the extremely high range of Sophie brilliantly,” writes Austrian news site OE24. A separate review on the same outlet praised her as “an ethereal Sophie.”

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung added that Mojca is “a delicate, but self-confident Sophie” and noted that her voice “finds sweet luminescence in the top notes.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung also praised Mojca for her “bright soprano that gives naive Sophie determination. The presentation of the rose scene achieves that magical moment when [Erdmann and Sophie Koch as Octavian] are at their best.”

Der Rosenkavalier continues at the Salzburg Festival through August 23.

Additionally, will present a webcast of the performance on August 22.

Photo © Salzburger Festspiele / Monika Rittershaus