" Rounding out the cast as the Valkyrie sisters was a group of experienced Wagnerian Sopranos..... projecting their voices with full power over the orchestra's thunderous Valkyrien motives."
( Boston Classical Review)
“Deborah Mayer assured us with her perfect phrasing and calmly
controlled vocal lines, as well
as excellent breath control.”
“Her dramatic moments were the highlight of the evening”
“…the very focused beguiling Ada of Deborah Mayer…”
“Deborah Mayer as a magical, then dramatic Ada.”
“Hochdramatische, Deborah Mayer (Ada) portrayed the Wagnerian role to its fullest. A real
(Frankfurter Neue Presse)
“Singing at a very high level: Deborah Mayer as Ada, a perfect picture book Wagnerian-heroine,
mastering a harmonious, gifted voice that transcended the final aria with great breath control.”
“As the tragic heroine, Ada is sung by Deborah Mayer, bringing forth great dramatic moments
with her large, multi-faceted instrument.”
“Deborah Mayer gave a full-bodied Wagnerian soprano with no hint of yelling and was perfectly
able to scale back to a delicate piano where necessary. Diction was admirably clear.”
"The musically fascinating female in is Abigaile. Coloratura, dramatics, emotion, an enormous
vocal feat, this is where a singer must show what she can handle. Deborah Mayer most
certainly shows all of the above. She embodies the “tough” ruler and monarch, as well as the
soft-spoken moments “Anch’io dischiuso un giorno” with elegance. She tantalizes with her
colorful voice through the difficult musical passages…from head voice to chest voice and back,
Deborah Mayer surely is in control of her instrument throughout the entire opera.”
“Deborah Mayer portrayed a vocally full-bodied Abigaile, dramatically realized throughout her
vocal dynamics, especially in the extreme high register. “
“Würzburg is very lucky to have a hochdramatische soprano at its disposal. Deborah Mayer
embodies the role of Abigaile with her strong acting and perfect control throughout the entire
vocal range. Deborah Mayer mastered this taxing role, from the low register, to the perfect,
shining top with pianissimos.”
“Abigaile is Deborah Mayer, a new member of the Würzburg Opera ensemble, a soprano who
overcomes the extremely difficult coloratura, the complex vocal “leaps” with a sure technique.
Her singing is homogenous in all of its aspects, from the high dramatic moments to the romantic
and lyrical scenes with the Israelite, Ismaele.”
“Donna Anna, the commander’s daughter, is sung by Deborah Mayer, full of warmth and great
"Deborah Mayer was Donna Anna. She is a powerfully rich dramatic soprano who can easily
scale the upper range and maintain an even vocal line throughout."
( Laport Herald Argus)
"In the final aria, Deborah Mayer was possessed with jealousy, embodying a hysterical demon
in great vocal form."
"Deborah Mayer’s fabulous portrayal of Elettra came across very strongly, worthy of Elektra."
(Rhein Neckar Zeitung)
"Deborah Mayer’s voice showed much potential as Leonora."
“Deborah Mayer sang the role of Leonora with a voice that easily embraced the extremities of
the role. She even treated the audience to the cabaletta following the Miserere, an aria that is
always cut in live performance. “
“Soprano Deborah Mayer’s professional premiere was self-assured and confident. She
possesses a dramatic and characterful instrument that is surprisingly mature for such a young
artist. Her finest moments came in the romanza “O patria mia” in which she conveyed the purity
and devotion of Aida’s character.”
(Roanoke Times and World News)
"In the title role of Tosca…an effective portrayal of a charmingly jealous Tosca, the pair’s duets
were handsomely sung. Her performance of Vissi d’arte was heart rendering."
(New Haven Register)
“Deborah Mayer was a fiery, voluptuously handsome Tosca, one who sings Vissi d’arte with
exactly the right amount of anguished shading, depth, and emotional scope. Her voice
throughout was controlled, sometimes darkly tinged with sadness, other times joyous with love,
and always focused on the essence of drama.”