Cosí fan tutte / Glyndebourne
„... Let us start with the really positives (taking the virtues of the production as read: the revival has changed almost nothing, apart from allowing the principals to stray a tiny bit more out of character and to indicate to us audience that we are all in on this joke together). As Dorabella, the young German mezzo Barbara Senator never put a foot wrong. She has a creamy tone, sings with unforced ease, blended well in all the ensembles and made a really strong impression. I shall follow her future career with interest ...”, Mike Reynolds
„... The cast is first-rate. Allan Clayton´s ringing tenor (Ferrando) is amply matched by Robert Gleadow´s rich yet agile Guglielmo. Barbara Senator´s bright Dorabella is a foil for the extended dramatic richness of Sally Matthews, in stunning form ...”

The Stage, Edward Bhesania
„... Barbara Senator is excellent as the
fun-loving Dorabella ...”, William Hartston
„.. The only spark is Barbara Senator´s Dorabella ..”

FT. Com, Arts, Andrew Clark
„... Sally Matthews earnest Fiordiligi and Barbara Senator´s happy-go-lucky Dorabella meet all vocal challenges head on and respond to events with spontaneous vulnerability ...”

The guardian, George Hall
„... The singing was beautiful and of the highest quality, together with the music, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which left you tapping your feet in delight. Of particular note were the performances from Sally Matthews (Fiordiligi) and Barbara Senator (Dorabella) as well as Allan Clayton (Ferrando)and Robert Gleadow (Guglielmo) who between them were funny and portrayed despair very
convincingly ...”
„... The delicious, dimpled Dorabella of Barbara Senator showed she´s a girl of appetite, laced up in yummy candy stripes, always ready to eat and drink, symbolically snacking on life´s pleasures, and singing 'Smanie implacabili' to equally implacably unmoved servants well familiar with her ways. Senator was the star of the stage in acting terms ...”

The Arts Desk, Ismene Brown
„... His haste to woo a new partner was matched by the eagerness of Barbara Senator´s, Dorabella responding to the charms of Allan ClaytonÕs Ferrando ...”

The Argus, Barrie Jerram
„... Hytner makes a clear distinction between the lovers. Robert Gleadow´s splendidly bumptious Guglielmo and Barbara SenatorÕs susceptible Dorabella love the dangerous game of flirtation, and can live easily with the subsequent consequences. (...) It´s a terrific cast, and their verve is matched by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Sir Charles Mackerras ...”

The Times, Richard Morrison
Mozart / Requiem / Glyndebourne
„... Each member of the quartet sang from the soul; soprano Sally Matthews lived her music; mezzo Barbara Senator had thrillingly deep resonance; tenor John Mark Ainsley established high command and Matthew Rose´s baritone streamed like double cream from a still, quiet exterior. The Glyndebourne chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment responded to the sensitive baton of James Gaffigan whose conducting was energetic but never strained ...”

Sussex Express, Susan King
Krenek / Orpheus & Eurydike / Konzerthaus Berlin
„... Eine Ahnung davon, wie schön diese Musik Kreneks auch klingen kann, bekam man neben Barainskys neckischer Psyche (mit klaren, leuchtenden Gesangsbögen) von den drei Furien, die exzellent besetzt waren mit Barbara Senator, Christa Mayer und Kismara Pessatti. (Ich persönlich habe mir mehrmals gewünscht, dass Barbara Senator die Eurydike singen würde, weil sie die Klarheit und Wärme in der Stimme hat, die Pinter fehlt.) ...”, Dr. Kevin Clark
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