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Fricka - Reviews

The Spectator (Michael Tanner) : "...the magnificent Fricka of Alison Kettlewell, beautiful, anxious but self-righteous, a complete portrayal."

Wagner Journal (Roger Allen):  "Alison Kettlewell was an outstanding Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre."

The Independent (Jessica Duchen) Die Walküre:  "Alison Kettlewell's poised and vivid-toned Fricka won sympathy, reducing her Wotan to a humiliated pulp."

Arts Journal (Wall Street Journal)  (Paul Levy):  "In Rheingold I found outstanding the performances of Alison Kettlewell's warm Fricka..."

Die Walküre:  "Alison Kettlewell's Fricka is almost beyond praise - and her acting convinces you that there is a real domestic going on here.  It read just like today's front pages in the British press."

The Arts Desk (Stephen Walsh) Die Walküre:  "The second act confrontations are riveting... Alison Kettlewell's magnificent Fricka, a portrait finely touched in with the ironic smiles and cutting gestures of the subservient, controlling wife."

The Times (Neil Fisher) Das Rheingold:  "...and the mezzos Anna Burford and Alison Kettlewell do fine things with Erda and Fricka respectively."

Opera Magazine (Michael Kennedy): "Alison Kettlewell... was a chilling, haughty Fricka."

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