“NGF is bound to become an important platform, showcasing the best in singing talent from all over the world. This Figaro was full of the promise of great things to come.” ~ Ash Khandekar, Opera Now

“So viel präzise ausgearbeiteter Spielwitz ist im Mutterland des Musiktheaters selten zu erleben” / “So much precisely elaborated playfulness can rarely be experienced in the home country of opera.” ~ Peter Krause, Concerti Magazine

“Die Location fasziniert und ist sehr reizvoll. Die Oper war spritzig und kurzweilig und stimmlich ein Genuss und die Pause, ja die war integraler Bestandteil des sehr amüsanten spettacolo all’italiana!” / “The location is fascinating and very attractive. The opera was lively and entertaining and vocally a pleasure and the interval was an integral part of the very amusing spettacolo all'italiana!” ~ Thomas Migge, Klassik Info

“Erfreulich auch, wie viele junge Leute unter 35 diese Kombination aus großer Oper und Sommernachtstraum aufsuchen. [...] Eine herrliche Opernnacht." / “It's also pleasing how many young people under 35 visit this combination of great opera and summer night's dream. [...] A wonderful night of opera.” ~ Andreas Berger, Oper! Das Magazin

“An evidently talented young conductor, Jonathan Santagada directed a well-paced account of the score, drawing stylish, rhythmically buoyant playing from a fine orchestra of equally young players.” ~ Brian Robins, Opera Magazine

“Doch auch diese zentrale Repertoirerolle singt die 23-Jährige jetzt mit Charme und Noblesse, Eleganz, gewitzter Verführungskunst und anrührender Klarheit. Unter den Sternen und bei den Pinien.” / “But the 23-year-old [Anna El-Khashem] now also sings this central repertoire role with charm and noblesse, elegance, shrewd charisma and touching clarity. Under the stars and among the pine trees.” ~ Manuel Brug, Klassiker Welt

“A ‘Glyndebourne’ in Florence is not an opportunity to be missed; world class musicians, black tie, Italian picnics and all set in the beautiful gardens of the Palazzo Corsini.” ~ Nicholas Ross, Art History Abroad Florence