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