Karita Mattila

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ROH: Jenůfa review – Mattila is formidable in new Janaček staging
Claus Guth’s symbolism-heavy production is at its best when simplest. Asmik Grigorian and Karita Mattila are a strong pairing and conductor Henrik Nánási has the measure of the score

Tim Ashley

29, Sep, 2021 @11:46 AM

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The Makropulos Affair review – Karita Mattila's diva glows with breathtaking opulence
The soprano’s performance coupled with Jiří Bělohlávek’s beautifully judged conducting confirmed them as well nigh ideal interpreters of Janáček

Tim Ashley

21, Aug, 2016 @11:12 AM

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Berlin v Dresden, barking dogs and a car park party: five Proms 2016 highlights
Our critic’s pick of what not to miss at the Proms, from a face-off between Germany’s finest to concert opera from Karita Mattila, a host of intriguing premieres, and treats beyond the Albert Hall

Andrew Clements

13, Jul, 2016 @10:02 AM

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Ariadne auf Naxos review – Karita Mattila is glorious as Strauss's heroine

The Finnish soprano impresses in her role debut, ably supported by a strong ensemble cast and Pappano in the pit, writes Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

26, Jun, 2014 @11:27 AM

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Soprano Karita Mattila: 'It's never too late for a debut'

Erica Jeal: At 53, the great soprano Karita Mattila can still take her pick of the big parts. She explains why she's raring to play one of opera's great monsters

Erica Jeal

24, Jun, 2014 @5:17 PM

Karita Mattila/Ville Matvejeff – review

Mattila's voice may take time to settle, but her Romantic outpourings are nerve-wrackingly intense, says Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

05, Apr, 2013 @2:46 PM

LPO/Jurowski – review

Karita Mattila's visceral performance brought the audience to its feet in this unforgettable chapter on Richard Strauss, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

20, Jan, 2013 @4:36 PM

Karita Mattila – review
Karita Mattila's voice has a seductive, mellow maturity to it, all round edges, velvet undertones and ultra creamy legato, writes Kate Molleson

Kate Molleson

05, Sep, 2011 @5:35 PM

Puccini: Tosca – review
Karita Mattila's extraordinary sense of theatre makes her compelling to watch in this performance of Tosca from the New York Met, filmed during the opening run of Luc Bondy's controversial production in 2009, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

09, Dec, 2010 @10:15 PM

Karita Mattila | Classical review
Wigmore Hall, London
The songs by Strauss showed Karita Mattila's soprano near its gleaming best, and took her to extremes: she flung out Frühlingsfeier like Brünnhilde on her rock, writes Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

14, Sep, 2010 @8:45 PM

Emilie | Opera review
Kaija Saariaho's inert new opera, Emilie, has been made to measure for her fellow Finn, the soprano Karita Mattila, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

05, Mar, 2010 @10:20 PM

Classcial CDs: May 20

Songs by Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov, Dvorak
Karita Mattila (soprano) (Ondine ODE 11005) £13.99

Anthony Holden

19, May, 2007 @11:45 PM

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