La Traviata (Violeta), La Monnaie, Brussels
Regarding the Slovak soprano Simona Šaturová is absolutely amazing: light, round and flexible voice, exceptional legato, charming and distinctive appearance, inwardness and passion. We can love her Violetta, suffer with her, mourn her death. And to be angry at those who hasten its destruction.
[La Libre.be, 7.12.2012, Martine D. Mergeay]
Rarely is Traviata sung so lyrically, as from Simona Šaturová. Šaturová never pushes, remains herself and in the third act, when the death approaches slowly, she finds nuances that hurt the hearts.
[Deutschlandradio, Stefan Keim]
Simona Šaturová presents even the most difficult and filigree coloraturas exact, never artificial, always as an expression of the soul.
[Deutschlandfunk, Christoph Schmitz]
Slovakian Simona Šaturová is amazing as Violetta, not so much because she easily reaches all high notes (the least you may expect) but because of her credible interpretation of Violetta’s various emotions.
[De Tijd, Koen van Boxem]
Šaturová absolutely fascinated with austere, honest beauty of her voice when, sitting motionless in a chair turns into a great solo scene “É parties” in purely graceful vocal act.
[Die Welt, Manuel Brug]
Violetta (in this production) is not simply a star but a person, a human being that touches your heart…This impresses even more due tothe Slovakian Simona Šaturová natural but at the same time intense interpretation– with a warm, round, supple voice
[Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Peter Hagmann]