"Der Knüller dieser Abschlussprogramms im BASF-Gesellschaftshaus war die fulminante Sopranistin Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, die ihre prachtvolle Stimme mit betörender Anmut und berührender Intensität einsetzte und eine sehr tragfähige Brücke zwischen beiden musikalischen Welten schlug."

With La Venexiana in Ludwigshafen | Die Rheinpfalz, October 19 2017

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli ist eine intensive und stimmlich über jeden Zweifel erhabene Donna Elvira"

MOZART | as Donna Elvira in 'Don Giovanni' at Giessen | Giessener Allgemeine, September 18 2017

 

 

 

 

"Das suggestivste Seelenporträt liefert indes Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli als Donna

 Elvira, die mit Intensität und schier unbändigem Temperament dem Gefühl einer betrogenen, aber starken Frau Ausdruck verleiht. Ihr gelingt auch das Kunststück zu zeigen, dass sie sich von Don Giovanni zugleich abgestoßen und angezogen fühlt."

MOZART | as Donna Elvira in 'Don Giovanni' at Giessen | Giessener Anzeiger, September 18 2017

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, die als Fiordiligi mit ihrem glockenklaren Sopran schlichtweg betört. Voller Energie, sprühender Leidenschaft und großer Gefühle legt sie ihre Fiordiligi als Zweiflerin an, die sich letztlich von ihrem Temperament übermannen lässt. Kein Wunder, dass es am Ende Extraapplaus gab für diese energiegeladene Darbietung"

MOZART | as Fiordiligi in 'Così fan tutte' at Giessen | Giessener Anzeiger, March 27 2017

 

 

 

 

"Lombardi Mazzulli is one of today’s most persuasive performers of vocal music composed before 1800, and the joy that her singing … exudes is as important a component of her performance as her fleet coloratura and crystalline trills. … her singing on this disc illustrates the most precious of her gifts. As performed by Lombardi Mazzulli, music is not a distraction or even an diversion: it is a friend."

CD 'Sacred Music in Lombardy 1770-80i' | Voix des Arts, February 28 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli reigns over this performance, her singing radiantly beautiful in cantilena and excitingly fleet in fiorature … Lombardi Mazzulli leads her colleagues in a fabulous display of intricate vocal interplay, her voice always distinguishable from Mameli’s and shimmering with a golden hue at the top of the stave. … In opera, simplicity is rarely the easiest but is often the best choice. For Lombardi Mazzulli, the simplicity of learning music and singing it as its composer intended it to be sung is not a choice but an organic component of her technique."

CD 'La Scuola di Gelosi' | Voix des Arts, February 13 2017

 

 

 

 

"… die ausdrucksstarken …  Solostimmen … liessen nie musiktheatralischen Effekt vermissen. Mazzulli … gelangen besonders die vor Trauer halb erstickten, auf der Endsilbe ganz zurückgenommene Seufzer in Celias Arie 'Sei già morto, idolo mio'."

with Europa Galante at Vienna Konzerthaus | Die Presse, January 30 2017

 

 

 

 

 

"Il ruolo di Angelica, dalla tessitura prevalentemente centrale, è stato dominato con sicurezza dal soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli che ha espresso chiaramente doti da ruoli più impegnativi e fulminato il pubblico con un solidissimo acuto tenuto caparbiamente a fine della sua aria principale."

VIVALDI | as Angelica in 'Orlando Furioso' at Lucca | operaclick.com, January 17 2017

 

 

 

"Lombardi Mazzulli unveils her sumptuous voice with the sensuality of a Raqesah, her tones gliding evocatively through the music like the flexing muscles of a dancer’s body. … She navigates the intricacies of Rossi’s music fearlessly, every embellishment of the vocal line presented with absolute conviction and heightened sensitivity to its contribution to the interpretation of the words. … The soprano’s technical mastery of music of this vintage is remarkable, her execution of the Early Baroque trillo that eludes most singers earning special admiration, but no less praiseworthy is the way in which she strips away every modicum of artifice in pursuit of total emotional honesty. … The brilliant clarity of Lombardi Mazzulli’s enunciation of texts is an integral element of her artistry"

CD 'Ballo Turko' | Voix des Arts, September 30 2016

 

 

"Applausi copiosi anche per il soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, impegnata nel ruolo protagonista: la sua Alcina è stata convincente ed ha raggiunto l’apogeo nell’esecuzione dell’aria dolente Ah, mio cor! Schernito sei!... dove la sua natura di soprano lirico ha trovato i colori, la dinamica dell’emissione e il ritmo giusti per trasmutare la sua voce da donizettiana o verdiana, a voce barocca. Donizettiana o verdiana? Sì, a nostro giudizio, perché nell’aria di furore Ma quando tornerai di lacci avvinto il pié… ha tirato fuori una grinta da Maria Stuarda"

HANDEL | as Alcina in 'Alcina' in Ferrara | Gli Amici Della Musica Net, September 26 2016

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, who produced a vocal line that was nothing short of sublime […] Mazzulli gave warmth, just the right touch of decoration and a wonderful feel for how to shape each note and build it into a phrase. […] heartbreaking"

with Cantar Lontano at Utrecht  | bachtracks.com, September 03 2016

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli … ha reso vocalmente molto bene, riservando qua e là anche delle soprese, con qualche sovracuto molto ben eseguito ed intense interpretazioni drammatiche."

VIVALDI | als Abra in 'Juditha Triumphans' at Ferrara | musicandosite.com, April 18 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Es war ein Abend der Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli … einfach großartig"

with I Turchini at Vienna Konzerthaus | Der Neue Merker, January 19 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"ausgesprochen anmutig und mit nicht endenden Koloraturen, die sie in höchste Höhen treiben… Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, einst Schülerin von Pavarotti und Molinari, meisterte diese Partie mit Bravour."

SALIERI | as Contessa in 'La Scuola de'gelosi' at Leverkusen | RP online, December 21 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Mit strahlenden Höhen begeistert auch Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli als Gräfin. Hervorzuheben ist ihre große Eifersuchtsarie am Ende des ersten Aktes, in der sie in atemberaubenden Koloraturen ihrer Wut und ihrem Wunsch nach Rache freien Lauf lässt."

SALIERI | as Contessa in 'La Scuola de'gelosi' at Leverkusen | Online Musik Magazin, December 21 2015

 

 

 

 

"few performances of music of the vintage … are as gorgeously sung as Lombardi Mazzulli’s, her intonation unerring and the full compass of her voice splendidly even."

CD 'Momenti d'Amore' with Pera Ensemble | Voix des Arts, December 8 2015

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Vitellia) glänzt am Stadttheater neuerlich in einer Paraderolle … glockenklarer Sopran"

Mozart | as Vitellia in 'La Clemenza di Tito' | Giessener Allgemeine, Dec 7 2015

 

 

 

 

 

"Hier bringt sie ihren äusserst beweglichen, ausdrucksstarken Sopran zur Geltung … Mit beklemmendem Ausdruck und leuchtenden Tönen"

Mozart | as Vitellia in 'La Clemenza di Tito' | Giessener Anzeiger, Dec 7 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli haciendo de Oberto que cerró su potente intervención final con grandes cualidades en su hermosa aria."

HANDEL | as Oberto in 'Alcina' at Teatro Real Madrid | Guía Cultural, November 2 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli besticht mit ihrer hellen, glockenreinen Sopranstimme und ihrem breiten Ausdrucksspektrum von lyrischer Versenkung bis zu virtuos und stilsichert gesetzten Verzierungen"

CD 'Momenti d'Amore' with Pera Ensemble | Bayerischer Rundfunk, October 24 2015

 

 

 

"voll und leuchtend"

with Pera Ensemble and L'Arte Del Mondo | Westphälische Nachrichten, September 6 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"une soprano non seulement jeune et belle mais étonnante de virtuosité vocale … Une véritable performance."

with La Venexiana at Festival Labeaume en Musique | Le Dauphiné Libéré, August 3 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Sopran, gibt eine stimmlich reife Venus"

Velasco | as Venus in 'La Purpura de la Rosa' | Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, June 22 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, as Zelemina, offered a radiant, silvery soprano … exquisitely."

Cavalli| as Zelemina in 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona | Classical Voice North America, May 27 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"…the soprano's voice soared through the theatre, melting the hearts of Alfonso and Veremonda an enrapturing the ears of the audience. The sweetness of Lombardi Mazzulli's tone was bolstered by a solid technical core, and not one note, ornament, word or emotion of the part was beyond her abilities."

Cavalli| as Zelemina in 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona |Voix des Arts, June 8 2015

 

 

 

 

 

"un' intensa e coinvolgente interpretazione della regina Zelemina."

Cavalli| as Zelemina in 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona |Il Messagero, May 30 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"…Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, a specialist in on-the-spot improvisation of the most idiomatic of Baroque ornamentation."

Cavalli | as Zelemina in 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona  | Opera Now, May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Zelemina, sung with superb intensity by Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli … skillfully … after Mazulli's seductive performance in the opening scenes, it was pleasurably frustrating to wait so long for her character to return on stage."

Cavalli | as Zelemina in 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona  | The Post and Courier, May 24 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Lombardi's voice soared and brought the sensual Morish queen to life."

Cavalli | as Zelemina in 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona  | Charleston City Paper, May 24 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Ein Höhepunkt des Abends"

Handel / Telemann | as Formosa in 'Riccardo I oder Der misslungene Brautwechsel  | Online Musik Magazin, Apr 2015

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli… : Als Formosa ist sie kämpferisch, hitzig, aufbrausend und glänzt mit vollendeten Koloraturen."

Handel / Telemann | as Formosa in 'Riccardo I oder Der misslungene Brautwechsel  | Giessener Anzeiger, Apr 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

"mit der kraftvoll tönenden, die Leidenschaft liebenden Sopranistin … Ein Stimmenfest sondergleichen!"

PERA ensemble | together with Valer Sabadus | Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, Jan 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi sings with ease … her voice describes the most beautiful sides of baroque creations … Stylish, authentic, and, above all, secure and expressive. Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli is an impressive artist…"

THE JURY | of the Baroque Festival Varazdin | eVarazdin.hr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The queen's pride is felt in the brilliant sheen of Ms Lombardi Mazzulli's voice."

HASSE | as Cleopatra in Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra | Voix des Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli war eine temperamentvolle, stimmlich prächtig potente Protagonistin."

MARTINÙ | as Mirandolina in 'Mirandolina' | Opernwelt, March 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Geradezu ein Belcantofeuerwerk  […] zündet die italienische Sopranistin Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli als Kleopatra. Die Sängerin […]  ist für mich eine echte Entdeckung. Eine brillante Technik und eine große Ausdrucksvielfalt zeichnen Francesca Lombardi Mazzullis flexibles Organ aus."

HASSE | as Cleopatra in Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra | BR klassik, Jan 2014

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli as Agrippina sang excitingly."

HANDEL | as Agrippina in 'Agrippina' | Opera Now, Jan 2014

 

 

 

"Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli is a Baroque specialist, and vocally, her contributions were marked by an almost bell-like clarity. Handel's coloratura held no fears for the Italian soprano, yet she invested 'I know that my redeemer liveth' with a touching poignancy."

HANDEL | Messiah | The New Zealand Herald, Dez 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Ein Naturereignis! Allein Ihr „Wettsingen“ in atemberaubenden Koloraturen […] braucht Vergleiche mit ganz großen Kalibern der Szene wie Cecilia Bartoli nicht zu scheuen."

with Concerto Stella Matutina | Kulturmagazin, May 2013