The greatest highlight of Elsa Dreisig’s last opera-season was without doubt her role debut as Manon (Massenet) at the Zurich Opera which was wonderfully summarized by a critic the following way:
“This role-debut cannot be reported with the common verbiage “successful” only. Elsa Dreisig - not yet 30 years old – as Manon was downright sensational, outstanding and superior - simply to kneel down. Her vocal and musical interpretation of captivating easiness, commanding over a wide range of dynamic facets and with a timbre which is neither too bright nor too dark. Crystal clear her vocal line, intonation and intervallic leaps. Thanks to her French-Danish parentage her phrasing is stupendously natural. Moreover her compliance in performing the young Manon Lescaut as a stage-character gives proof of the artist Elsa Dreisig’s enormous maturity and touching empathy“.
(Kaspar Sannemann, Oper Aktuell, 07.04.2019)
For the opening of the new season another very important and demanding role-debut awaits Elsa Dreisig at the Bastille Opera in Paris: Elvira in I Puritani within the revival of Laurent Pelly’s stage-production (with Riccardo Frizza conducting).
Performances as from September 7 through October 5, 2019