‘Così fan tutte’ reviews. September & October at Royal Opera House

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"(...) Die Überraschung aber war Sabina Puértolas als Despina, ein ausgesprochenes Operntalent, perfekt in ihrem lockeren, gelöst und wie selbstverständlich perlenden Gesang und vitalem, quicklebendigem Spiel mit verschmitztem Augenzwinkern". Online Merker, 17 October 2016.

"(...) while Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas is delightful as the maid Despina who aids Don Alfonso in his schemes". Daily Mail, 30 September 2016.

"(...) Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas injects bucket-loads of fun into the flighty maid in the Mozart/Da Ponte comedy of manners". CamdenReview, 29 September 2016

"(...) Sabina Puértolas proved a spirited Despina, attentive to vocal as well as theatrical concerns (which is not always the case)". Seen and Heard International, 26 September.

"(...) Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas a sharp, leather-wearing boho Despina". The Guardian, 25 September 2016

"(...) Sabina Puértolas makes an energetic Despina". Finantial Times, 25 September 2016.

"(...) Sabina Puértolas complète ce trio de femme d’une voix fruitée et d’une belle aisance scénique, parfaites pour donner vie à la malicieuse soubrette". ForumOpera, 24 September 2016

"(...) Despina quant à elle – la soprano Sabina Puértolas, voix gracieuse et jeu espiègle – se fait piquante en serveuse de bar sexy, et convertira bientôt les jeunes femmes timides à ses mœurs libérées". Opera-Online, 24 September 2016.

"(...) Sabina Puértolas (gloriosa Despina)". In Fernem Land, 24 October 2016.

"(...) mentre assolutamente straordinaria per carattere, voce e vitalità, è stata la Despina, la loro cameriera nonché complice di Don Alfonso, di Sabina Puertolas". Culturalmente, 24 October 2016.

"(...) aided and abetted by Sabina Puértolas’s personality-girl Despina". The Guardian, 23 September 2016.

"(...) Also well-matched were Johannes Martin Kränzle as Don Alfonso and Sabina Puértolas as Despina". Schmopera, 23 September 2016.

"(...) Sabina Puértolas played Despina as a genuinely nasty piece of work rather than an airy good time girl". Bachtrack, 23 September 2016.

"(...) Sabina Puértolas gave a delightful Spanish earthiness to Despina". Mark Ronan, 23 September 2016

"(...) Johannes Martin Kränzle makes a wonderfully cynical and well-sung Alfonso, and Sabina Puétolas a lively Despina". The Telegraph, 23 September 2016.

"(...) As the fixer Despina, Spanish Sabina Puértolas is nippy of voice and physique". Culture Whisper,, 22 September.

"(...) Spanish soprano Sabina Puertolas is a delight as the master of disguise Despina coming over as thoroughly manipulative, while having a jolly good time too!". Theatre News, 22 September 2016.