Reviews of Wanda Franek’s performance as Mistress Quickly at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

After Wanda Franek’s debut as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, alongside Bryn Terfel in the title role, David Nice wrote about her performance in

“…Young Polish mezzo Wanda Franek may well be the most voluptuous Mistress Quickly the opera has ever seen; most important, she has the comic chest tones for “reverenza” and “povera donna”. With time, could she become the Amneris and Azucena the world so badly needs?”

In his review, Andrew Clemens in The Guardian wrote:

“…Most striking of all was Wanda Franek’s Mistress Quickly, with a gorgeously dark mezzo sound and younger than she’s usually played, so that the dynamic of her exchanges with Falstaff gained a different tilt.”