…Ariadna má problém (Ariadne has a problem) was created at the singer’s request precisely for this program, with which Kožená will also travel to a number of other European cities… The mezzo soprano demonstrated her enormous acting and comedic talent, she is natural and tasteful and she moves from position to position with great ease… She managed the long and quick verbal cadenza from memory, while also singing the extremely demanding score with a wide range. Ariadna received a rapturous response, and rightly so; it was a well-polished piece of large scale entertainment… Magdalena Kožená was absolutely brilliant in Sequenza. Her ability to express herself and to quickly alternate between expressions and her unlimited technical skill once again shone through. She can truly sing everything, even the unthinkable.
© Svatava Barančicová