Taiwan Tainan, Eternal Golden Castle, Open air
Shanghai, China, Mercedes Benz Arena
Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Putra Indoor Stadium Bukit Jalil
…In her recent performances of Britten’s War Requiem, she received rave reviews, such as from Classical Source who described her voice as “floating effortlessly above [the chorus] as she sang”, and the New York Times who said that “Cvilak brought a lustrous soprano voice and guileless sincerity to her singing.” Indeed, it was the dual qualities of an effortless, floating upper register and sincere, idiomatic characterisation which defined her performance…
…Allerseelen, was gracefully performed by Cvilak, with the beautiful melody stunningly sung. Cvilak’s performance was truly moving, and without a doubt one of the best interpretations of this song I have heard. InZueignung, Cvilak gave a commanding performance, with a stunning fortissimo A5 towards the end. Her beautiful phrasing in Morgen was a delight to hear, her voice seeming to float effortlessly on the breath…
Slovenian soprano Sabina Cvilak gave a highly acclaimed Rosenblatt Recital on 7 December. Her interpretation of songs by lesser-known Slovenian composers and more popular works by Strauss and Puccini was greatly appreciated by the audience at St John’s, Smith Square.
What the bloggers said:
“Cvilak had no issues filling the space with her beautiful and clearly projected voice. She is a really interesting case, a singer with a very lyrical voice but with an almost chilly timbre. Her approach was lyrical and very tender. Her unforced delivery was endearing and convincing. Can’t imagine a single person in the audience didn’t enjoy the recital. Looking forward to hopefully seeing her in fully staged opera in the coming years and what other roles she will tackle…..”
Ms. Cvilak brought a lustrous soprano voice and guileless sincerity to her singing.
By Anthony Tommasini