The mezzo-soprano Silvia Hauer in her trouser role of Sesto was especially pleasing, with an impressively subtle stage presence she attracts all attention as soon as she enters the stage. The petite woman has an unparalleled presence in the role of the love-stumbling fast traitor. Her acting and singing with dark timbral soprano and emotions are captivating, rousing and performed in seemingly impartial virtuosity. At the end of the premiere evening, the audience’s long-lasting standing ovations are rightly directed at her.
Das Opernglas, June 2019