“Klara Ek’s blazing, impetuous Berenice is worth every one of those five stars on its own”
Possessing a voice of remarkable clarity and beauty recognised by many of the world’s leading conductors and orchestras, Klara Ek continues to delight audiences with her “fearless singing and highly virtuosic acting” (Die Presse). Especially renowned for her work in early music and along with such prestigious conductors as Bernard Haitink, Gustavo Dudamel, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Helmuth Rilling, recent highlights have included Handel’s Edilia (Almira) for Staatsoper Hamburg and a string of re-invitations to the Innsbruck festival under Alessandro De Marchi in Il matrimonio segreto and Porpora’s Il Germanico in Germania.
This season Klara returns to the Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares for performances of Messiah under Pablo Mielgo as well as joining the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt for Mahler’s Symphony No.4.
“By contrast Klara Ek sings Costanza with a winning clarity that ultimately convinces Scipione to follow her; in the solid but effortless way she handles the high notes and fast runs of her second aria, using the metaphor of a steadfast rock in the text, she will put listeners in mind of Fiordiligi’s ‘Come scoglio’ in Cosi fan tutte, composed nearly two decades later.”
(Classical Source, January 2018)
“Klara Ek’s credentials as a coloratura soprano are well established in this series and she is particularly successful with the aria ‘Biancheggia in mar lo scoglio’”
(Disc of the Month, Opera Magazine, December 2017)
“Other vocal standouts were Klara Ek, impassioned as Melia”
(The Times, June 2017)
“Klara Ek is the vocally solid and wonderfully expressive almost-jilted Elisetta, who had thrilled the audience as Rosmonda in Il Germanico in the previous year.”
(ORF, August 2016)
“Soprano Klara Ek sounded aptly innocent in the final movement, and the very end had all the serene stillness one could want”
(The Guardian, September 2015)
“Klara Ek’s Rosmonda provided immaculate coloratura without tiring. She cooed, sighed, cried, laughed with inexhaustible force. What a vocal performance from all those involved!”
(BrKlassik. August 2015)
“The writing demands fearless singing and highly virtuosic acting, amongst the ladies Klara Ek proved especially thrilling as the hauntingly sensual, angry and suffering Rosmonda”
(DiePresse.com, August 2015)
“That is why it [Germanico in Germania] needs the best, and the six-member ensemble proved world class in every facet.”
We hope you enjoy receiving news from us, but if you would like to opt out of receiving emails from HarrisonParrott or PolyArts at any time, you can do so by sending an email to email@example.com or by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of any email that you receive from us.