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Layla Claire’s Donna Elvira = “powerful and sentient”

Canadian Soprano Layla Claire is making her Salzburg Festival debut in the role of Donna Elvira (Mozart’s Don Giovanni). The production opened August 4 and the reviews have started coming in. Here are snippets that highlight Layla:

Layla Claire offers a powerful Salzburg Festival debut performance as Donna Elvira”
ORF.at, translated from German, original text here.

Donna Elvira…powerful and sentient, dramatically and impressively sung by Layla Claire”
BR-Klassik.de, translated from German, original text here.

Layla Claire is a wonderfully cast Donna Elvira with her blossoming soprano voice”
Kleine Zeitung, translated from German, original text here.

Layla Claire as Donna Elvira…sings and plays w adoring devotion and very fine vocal line”
Stol.it, translated from German, original text here.

*photo LAYLA CLAIRE (DONNA ELVIRA), ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO (DON GIOVANNI) © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz