1 - operajaponica.org:
Nina (Zurich, 2002)
2 - Opera News:
3 - Gramophone:
Nina, o sia La pazza per
4 - The Independent:
5 - BBC Music Magazine:
The Classical Review:
- Kaufmann is a pleasure as both Lindoro and the shepherd, whose
song with bagpipe accompaniment lends an exotic air to the opera.
2 - The rest of the top-notch cast includes the heroic,
attractive tenor of Jonas Kaufmann, who brings a nice swagger to the
lover, Lindoro, and...
3 - Jonas Kaufmann’s fascinating voice brings moments of interest
and pleasure, and László Polgár’s easy resonance and distinctive
appearance are similarly welcome.
4 - It's also well cast, with Laszlo Polgar sonorously sombre as
Nina's remorseful father, Jonas Kaufmann pingingly baritonal as her
tenor lover, presumed dead.
5 - Neither her impressive vocal flights, nor the strong singing
of Jonas Kaufmann as her lover and László Polgár as her father, come
across with the vividness they deserve.
Kaufmann shows here why his star rose so quickly at the turn of the
century, singing with both bravura strength and finesse, as well as a
handsome stage appearance.