Aleksandra Szmyd as Gilda discovery of the evening

Soprano Aleksandra Szmyd interprets Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda at Kultursommer Bad Schwalbach, where critics where enthused: “The discovery of the evening surely is Aleksandra Szmyd in the role of Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, who in her innocence not only falls in love with the Duke, but sacrifices herself for him in the end. Accordingly is the vocal range with which the young soprano excites the audience. She performs with Ethereal lightness and knows ho to add profound depth. Other times she shines with powerful coloraturas. The 20-year-old plays her part to make the strong duets of Verdi’s opera touching moments …”

Photography: Martin Fromme