Miina-Liisa stepped in as Die Färberin in Die Frau ohne Schatten in Verbier with Maestro Gergiev.
"However, I didn’t once miss either Matthias Goerne or Nina Stemme as the Baraks. Miina-Liisa Värelä was a wonderful surprise as the Dyer’s wife, completely inside the tessitura, but singing it with warmth and humanity and none of the fire-eating melodrama that can sometimes set this character apart."
"Although the execution was preceded by three changes in the distribution of the main parts compared to the announced cast, the result was more than convincing thanks to the commitment and scrupulous preparation of the substitutes and in general of all the artists involved. Mina-Liisa Värelä (replacing the expected Nina Stemme) is an excellent Tintora, more lyrical than dramatic, more sarcastic than afflicted, of great vocal security, capable of nuances and of a remarkable variety of colors on the whole range."
"Miina -Liisa Värelä gains in power and expressiveness throughout the concert, including appropriating the Act II, inspired so much of a rebellious character for the Dyer that his character comes to take the ascending on her husband Barak the dyer..."
"Nina Stemme was replaced by the Finn Miina Liisa Värelä as a dyer. She recently celebrated a great success as Elektra at the Landestheater in Linz. Her clear height without sharpness impresses, just as the force of her voice, which she understands colorfully to tame."
The Finnish National Opera, 14.00
The Finnish National Opera, 17.00