Deborah Mayer


Press Reviews


​" 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.”

(Opern Welt)

“Her dramatic moments were the highlight of the evening”

(Das Opernglass)

“…the very focused beguiling Ada of Deborah Mayer…”

(Frankfurter Rundschau)

“Deborah Mayer as a magical, then dramatic Ada.”

(Wiener Zeitung)

“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.”

(Fulder Zeitung)

“As the tragic heroine, Ada is sung by Deborah Mayer, bringing forth great dramatic moments

with her large, multi-faceted instrument.”

(Bayerische Statszeitung)

“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.”

(Bayerische Statszeitung)


"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.”

(MainPost Würzburg)

“Deborah Mayer portrayed a vocally full-bodied Abigaile, dramatically realized throughout her

vocal dynamics, especially in the extreme high register. “

(MainPost, Schweinfurt)

“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.”

(MainEcho Aschffenburg)

“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.”

(Fränkische Nachrichten)


“Donna Anna, the commander’s daughter, is sung by Deborah Mayer, full of warmth and great


(Fränkische Nachrichten)

"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."

(Fränkische Nachrichten)

"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."

(Opera News)

“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.”

(The Trumpeter)