Soprano Rachel Harnisch

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La Juive in Lyon

La Juive - Jacques Fromental Halévy
Opera de Lyon, März 2015
Orchestre et Choeurs de L'Opéra de Lyon
Dirigent: Daniele Rustioni

The young (sic!) Swiss Rachel Harnisch developed her character very exciting and linear. A vocal and psychological masterpiece in this context was her romance "Il va venir", in which her doubts about Leopold's authenticity grow. Harnisch's warm soprano has a perfect fit as well as an excellent register veneer and never got into trouble in the trio with the two tenors, because their radiant highs up to the H and a good volume of their voice also give them weight there.
Das Opernglas, Stefan Mauss

... a first-class ensemble ... the wonderfully glowing Rachel Harnisch!
Wiener Zeitung

But above all stood Rachel Harnisch, who with her fantastically beautiful timbred lyric soprano that sounds equally good in all situations, but possesses enough punch for the more dramatic scenes, and was the true incarnation of Rachel with great expressiveness.
Der Neue Merker

"Beautiful height of singing: The singers, very solicited on a large expanse of register with very demanding tunes, are in the fire.Rachel Harnisch radiates, inhabiting the role she bears the name with elegance and courage, facing a seductive Eudoxie and flirtatious (Sabina Puértolas), whose highs are dazzling Roberto Scandiuzzi, the depth of voice and caramelized timbre wrapping a character shared between paternalism and religious rigor, composes a striking Brogni while tenors Nikolai Schukoff (Eleazar) and Enea Scala (Leopold) compete in height and virtuosity: Vincent Le Texier (Ruggiero), Charles Rice (Albert) and the rest of a homogeneous cast place this Jewess, with a brilliant chorus, at a high singing height. "
The weather

At Halévy's "La Juive" the musical side left nothing to be desired ....

a rarely homogeneous ensemble .... Nikolai Schukoff as a vengeful Jew Eleazar, Rachel Harnisch as his daughter Rachel, who is actually a Christian, Enea Scala as an unfaithful lover Leopold, Sabina Puértola as a sexy princess Eudoxie.
Die Presse

... and Rachel Harnisch (Rachel), with extended vocal lines.

Good singing company, starting with Rachel (!) Harnisch, a very beautiful voice of lyric soprano who, although a little 'uncomfortable in the serious register very often solicited by Rachel (written for the famous Cornélie Falcon who just a that register linked his fame), offers an interpretation of very high profile both scenic and vocal (excellent his legato, pure attacks, coloration well-grained) but in particular in the duets with Léopold and in the air of the second act "il va venir."

Opera Click

His daughter, however, in the person of Rachel Harnisch, a holder close to the ideal, with the necessary bass and a confusing sweetness in the transmission of acute; the Swiss soprano's French is excellent, and the actress is convincing.
Opera Forum

From the title role, the well-known Rachel Harnisch makes understand passion, determination and the sacrificial vocation (she dies to save Leopold) in a song at once full and nuanced.
The Echoes

Among the ladies, Rachel Harnisch, who sings under the baton of Claudio Abbado, plays a Rachel of great pace, the stamp moving unhindered in the territories of the serious soprano required. Like her colleagues, she has an impeccable diction.
Jean-Pierre Robert

Die vokale Krone aber gebührt Rachel Harnisch, deren traumschöner Sopran in jeder Lage ebenmässig fliesst.Mit welcher Inbrunst und Kultiviertheit sie die Rachel singt, das hat Ausnahmecharakter.
Opernnetz, Karin Coper