‘Don Carlos’ – Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf  (June/July 2017)

The Irish soprano Celine Byrne as Elisabeth of Valois and the Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova in the role of Don Carlo harmonize perfectly as a couple. Great voices that leave a strong impression, wonderful melodies in one of the best Verdi operas. As always, the Duisburger Philharmoniker, which seemed to be particularly good on the first evening, will make a significant contribution to the success. All in all: A great opera, a great evening – absolutely recommendable! – Kathrin Pilger

…Added to this were the strong voices of the soloists, most remembered is Celine Byrne, especially her farewell duet went musically under the skin: “We see ourselves again in a better world, already beats for us the first hour of eternity …” – Heike Stehr

But also musically convinced all this evening without exception. Celine Byrne as Elizabeth draws the listener above all with her soft tones completely under her spell. In the end, there were standing ovations – rightly so!  – Stephanie Küthe

The solos, duets, terzets and quartets are so expressive that it suffices to visualize moods visually with the stage design. Celine Byrne as Elisabetta impresses me most vocally. – Martin Breil