Don Carlos opened last week with tenor Mykhailo Malafii taking on the demanding title role and Oksana Volkova assuming the role of Eboli.
Reviewing the production, Isabella Steppan of Bachtrack writes of Volkova "[the mezzo ebodied] intruiguing charm, ceremonial youthful freshness and zest for life." Describing the performance of Princess Eboli's famous aria "O don fatale" by Volkova, the critic writes "Volkova grabbed this chance and provided for euphoric applause with full depth,radiant high notes, and a pointed attack"
The Standard called Malafii's performance of Don Carlo as "beautiful", the production as a whole "impressive."
Conducted by Oksana Lyniv, directed by Jetske Mijnssen, the premiere of the season was a success for the artists and the theater. We wholeheartedly congratulate the musical and the creative teams!