Manon Lescaut, Baden-Baden 2014
Letter from conductor Sir Simon Rattle
What an enormous pleasure to meet this wonderful chorus for the first time. Espressivo people, so natürlich espressivo Leute!
With admiration and love “no longer a Puccini virgin ....”, Simon Rattle
Letter from director Sir Richard Eyre
Thank you so much for your work and for your remarkable choir. Toi toi toi! Best wishes, Richard
Livekritik.de, Till Führer
The Vienna Philharmonia Chorus in the background, whenever called upon, are always ready to show the audience exactly what they can do – captivating!
Der Opernfreund, Ingrid Wanja
The performance of the Vienna Philharmonia Chorus under Walter Zeh was quite amazing, capturing the youthfulness, tender elegance and high spirits of the first act with marvellously pronounced agogic accents. It ended with standing ovations for the lovers, the Viennese chorus, the beaming Simon Rattle and his happy-looking Berlin Philharmonic.
opernnetz.de, Ralf Siepmann
Apart from that, the impressive Vienna Philharmonia Chorus, coached by Walter Zeh, gave a stunning performance.
Schwarzwälder Bote, Michael Schmitt
The Vienna Philharmonia Chorus (choral director: Walter Zeh) were in perfect interplay with the soloists and gave a highly impressive performance.
BNN, Isabel Steppeler
A substantial contribution to this extraordinarily rich sound was made by the Vienna Philharmonia Chorus, coached by Walter Zeh.
Badische Zeitung, Alexander Dick
The Vienna Philharmonia Chorus do their job brilliantly – clear, homogeneous, disciplined.