Great success for Benjamin Britten´s Peter Grimes
directed by DEBORAH WARNER
Teatro Real de Madrid April 2021 (Conductor: Ivor Bolton)
,,Allan Clayton & Maria Bengtsson Remind Us That Britten Was a Fantastic Vocal Composer.
To call the Teatro Real de Madrid’s “Peter Grimes” production anything but an artistic miracle would be a disservice to what has been accomplished by the production team, cast, and conductor, all of whom performed at the highest level..." Operawire
Royal Opera House London March 2022 (Conductor: Sir Mark Elder)
Peter Grimes review — a towering cast that will define this opera for a generation." (the Times)
The Daily Telegraph: ‘...Maria Bengtsson’s Ellen Orford is exceptionally touching, with radiant tone even when she sustains an injury from the carelessly violent Grimes, protecting his vulnerable new apprentice.."
The Spectator: ...`Bengtsson’s Ellen is a marvellous, deeply touching characterisation, her voice yearning ever more luminously as her hopes turn to ash.... whenever Bengtsson sang with Terfel –......the stage flooded with human warmth."
".... Maria Bengtsson sings Ellen Orford with excellent clarity and smoothness, brimming
with sympathy..." Backtrack
... "Maria Bengtsson ..... Her ‘Embroidery Aria’ could not have been more
touchingly sung, its difficult intervals navigated with ease and in perfect harmony with the orchestra." Seenandheard-International