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Le Nozze di Figaro Royal Opera House, London (Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner  Stage: David McVicar)

,,...As Countess Almaviva the Swedish soprano Maria Bengtsson ....was terrific. To start with she sang one of the finest accounts of  ´Dovo sono´ I have ever heard in the theatre, the second verse in a perfectly controlled piano, the stretta  nimble yet full-voiced. It was exquisite.... She won the audience over with her sense of perplexed injury, and she looked gorgeous...." 

Published in Opera - The world´s leading opera magazine - in November 2013 by Russ McDonald 




Daphne/R. Strauss Frankfurt Opera 

Conductor :  Sebastian  Weigle

Stage: Claus Guth 


”In the cast the Swedish soprano  

Maria Bengtsson shone as the  

extraordinary protagonist,  

the young nympf Daphne –  

perharps giving the performance  

of her life. She is a lyric soprano  

 with a pleasant timbre who is 

absolutely facinating when  

singing Strauss… 

Maria Bengtssons´s performance 

seemed like a kind of miracle…

She  is an ARTIST in capital letters.”

Seen and Heard International  José M Irurzun




Cosi fan tutte 2011 Salzburger Festspiel

Conductor: Marc Minkowski  Stage: Claus Guth

"The soloists ... are an interesting mélange. 
First and foremost Maria Bengtsson as Fiordiligi. 
Here is a lyric soprano voice of exquisite quality 
(almost comparable with the young Kiri Te Kanawa 
in her early days at Covent Garden), and in possession 
of the musicality, appearance and unaffected 
stage manner....." 

The Opera Critic  by Moore Parker