Reviews about Rossini in Wilbad (Italiana in Algeri, Concerts Rossini&Co)
Here are some Reviews about my début as Isabella (Italiana in Algeri) for the festival Rossini in Wildbad :
"Particulary, making her debut with the role of Isabella, the young and very promising Marina Viotti offers with her acrobatic mezzo voice, perfectly balanced in every registers, and with a dark colour, a singing pleasure of a rare quality"
"In the title role, the Swiss mezzo Marina Viotti has everything we could dream of to give Grace to a Rossini mezzo-coloratura"
"At the top of this soloists septet, was, as expected, the heroin Isabella. Indeed, Marina Viotti assured her part with poise and unpretentious, but very naturally, with generosity, fineness, and elegance. Moreover, her mezzo-soprano voice, warm and present in all registers, with a mellow and sensual low, as well as explosive highs, produces an effect that had to shine through this Italian lady who, even as a slave, use her art to seduce the Bey in order to get back her lover Lindoro. The coloratura of her last aria, together with a very spontaneous joy and valiant attacks, spring from this patriotic hymn."
About the concert Rossini&Co :
"Hailed was also the mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti, who sang Carmen (Séguedille) with a voluminous and velvet voice"
"With the first aria (Malcolm, "Mura Felici") Marina Viotti convinces the public with a well-timbre medium, which made clear the melancholy of this young man (Malcolm). Also with the high notes has the mezzo-soprano a dramatic appeal. Impressive was also her interpretation of Angelina (Cenerentola) for the duet with Gheorge Vlad"