“Most strikingly, and very usefully in this opera, Ms. Guleghina can rise from her gentle kind of delivery to be heard over a stage full of chorus and principals, and can do so smoothly, with no apparent exertion and no loss of tone, only a change from silver to gold.

The effect is of a zoom into a close up in a crowd scene. This bright, brave tone draws the audience’s attention to Aida at times when nobody else onstage knows what is gouing on. Ms. Guleghina’s vivid singing does not exert command but rather sympathy. Her prayer is that an individual’s feelings should be felt to matter above the noise of politics and war, and it is a prayer that is answered.”

– The New York Times – Friday, October 2, 1998