Brünnhilde in SIEGFRIED
Hong Kong Philharmonic
“Heidi Melton seemed to be standing a long time waiting for Siegfried to finish his soliloquy, but boy did this heighten the impact of her entry! She broke through rippling harps and tremolando strings in an earth-shattering and majestic cry of “Hail to thee, Sun!” From here on, this velvety sound box commanded our rapt attention until the end, throwing us up in the air with high emotion, and bringing us down with gentle lament.”
-Alan Yu, Bachtrack
"Heidi Melton, last year's Sieglinde, has now graduated to the part of Brünnhilde, and she was certainly up to the challenge, singing with a firm and often radiant voice all the way up to the high Cs."
-Vincent H.K. Lau, Classical Net
"The vocal highlight was undoubtedly American soprano Heidi Melton’s realisation of the great Brünnhilde. From the moment she walked on stage (her character technically still asleep at that point) she commanded the auditorium as she brought her vocal gifts to the challenging role. Melton was committed to expressing Brünnhilde’s emotional dilemma: to embrace the advances of Siegfried or to remain alone. Her vocal qualities are staggering – pure in the lower register and breathtakingly powerful in the upper register."
-Dirk Newton, South China Morning Post
“One of the best of Hong Kong’s performing arts in 2017: memorable moments, star performances…The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s third installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Siegfried. Conducted by the troupe’s music director Jaap van Zweden, the opera-in-concert featured a strong cast of singers (tenors Simon O’Neill and soprano Heidi Melton in particular stood out in their roles) who, together with the orchestra, unfolded the Norse tale with much emotional and dramatic intensity.”
-Kevin Kwong, South China Morning Post