“Soprano Kathryn Lewek was spectacular in the role. The character’s arias have a fame far beyond their dramatic context, and the bravura technique they demand exhilarates audiences. Yet her singing was exciting beyond sheer articulation, intonation, breath-support, and color—she was fully in character throughout, expressing first benevolent superiority in “O zittre nicht, mein liber Sohn”, then power, finally malevolence. Her Act II aria, “Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,” was blistering and thrilling, making one hold one’s breath until the final note.”
– New York Classical Review