"Outstanding, Lona Culmer-Schellbach, who puts the bizarre soprano leaps of her strong rebelling angel in a full toned, perfectly controlled vocal frame."
Her crystalline singing, meticulous diction and sensitive reaction to the text recalled the vocal quality and dedicated acting of Elisabeth Grümmer and gave this staging stature."
the american Lona Culmer-Schellbach, was a first class discovery, a ringing, clear soprano with subtile color shading.
"Not only did one listen attentively, but also looked spellbound on the stage, when Lona Culmer-Schellbach made her entrance". What this singer offers in the way of personality, presence, and at the same time in secure, sovereign vocal power, is worth the trip alone.”
"As expected, Lona Culmer-Schellbach was showered with ovations: she sang the title role with impressive strength and grandeur, tender, passionate, and thank her voluminous voice, diversely sung in every moment, fascinating."
"In the center of the diverse and complicated commenting music with intelligible and clear-cut direct plot, stood Lona Culmer-Schellbach, a stroke of luck for this performance. Her powerful, supple appearance, the voluminous metallic soprano, was convincing in every phase. The twofold murderess, the fighter, who takes her and her rivals life by means of a determined leap from the bridge, took her public by storm."
"In the middle of enthusiasm stood Lona Culmer-Schellbach, who powerfully mastered the title role with vocal brilliance and sovereign acting."
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach was the center of the staging, a fascinating beautiful voice between love and hate, gorgeous in lyric piano and cultivated in extreme outbursts, dominating the scene, wherever she appeared."
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach was the center point of the evening, who with her beautiful, full soprano had control over all registers between love, fear and hate."
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach went through her coloratura with a flexible soprano, which also has the ability of attacking and of upper range smoothness."
"Rejoicing also for Lona Culmer-Schellbach: Tenderness, emphasis, passion, her voice covered the entire gamut of emotions of the role, from lustrous high notes to the lower range of doubt and grief."
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach sang the title role intensely with arduous-blooming Strauss cantabile."
"The star of the evening was without a doubt, Lona Culmer-Schellbach, who fascinated through her vocal clarity and brilliance in the highest registers."
"In these scenic surroundings, the dramatic emotions were brought only by Lona Culmer-Schellbach's vocal and unrestraining theatrical power.
"LONA CULMER-SCHELLBACH sang brilliant: with effortless attacks of the monstrous higher register and interval jumps, but also with an intense expressive Belcanto."
”ideally the animated,brilliant soprano of Lona Culmer-Schellbach
Lona Culmer-Schellbach fascinated with an impressive voluminous voice , that also does not lose in the higher registers..."
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach in the title role brings a great portion of dramatic talent on the stage, a flexible voice, rich in timbre, also a large portion of temperament and fire."
"Meanwhile, no one can compare with Lona Culmer-Schellbach. She acts so naturally, so smooth, so transparent and still with an oppressive intensity, that she finds without the least loss of friction to such singing- a treat for the ear and the eye."
" brillantly sung by Lona Culmer-Schellbach,
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach was very convincing from the very beginning. She uses her beautifully timbred voice very differentiated, and impresses above all with lustrous high notes."
"Lona Culmer-Schellbach’s soprano is like created for Verdi, powerfully lluminous in the higher register, from enormous size and range, but always guided focused, nuanced and richly colored."
" Lona Culmer-Schellbach possesses even more power of suggestion: She draws the audience's attention downright magically to her- even then, when she is not singing. With her powerful, very dramatic, dark timbred soprano, this role fits her voice "to a T".
There was not one single moment that her flexible voice was not accessible of expression and through her empatic acting, not made believable."