Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Vienna, State Opera

Also the casting of Adrian Eröd as Sixtus Beckmesser was daring- Another Vienna singer who triumphed this evening. Eröd has developed an exquisite concept for this role as an unpopular critic-caricature, with such subtle nuances in singing and gesture, as if director and conductor had worked with him for months. This Beckmesser stands in a paranoid mix of correctness and vanity on a level with the dominant figure Hans Sachs….Their dialogue in the cobbler’s shop was a high-point of this celebrated performance. Here was every punch-line, every glance and every gesture pefect.
Die Presse

The stage was dominated by Struckmann as Sachs and Eröd as Beckmesser. A remarkable debut, wonderfully sung and – away from the klischée of the character- embodied. … In their dialogue was what one otherwise missed: music-theatre.
Die Welt

…and Beckmesser appears to be more diverse than usual. At least with a performer like Adrian Eröd, who plays this character deeper then Wagner intended: not only with sonorous voice beaten and evil, also believable in his love and victimized, as he, after the Prügelfuge, leaves the stage in pain and blows a kiss to Eva’s bedroom window.
Der Standard

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Manon (Massenet) – Vienna State Opera
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Vienna, State Opera
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