“Guanqun Yu has that rare combination of fragility, both vocal and physical, that can rise over Puccini’s orchestration. She is a lovely Mimì.”

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“A singing discovery is the Mimì of the Chinese soprano Guanqun Yu, who makes her debut in Zurich with it. Her voice can turn up powerfully if necessary, as in the third picture, for example, but in the death scene of the fourth act she proves that she is also a master of sound reduction. In addition, she has an irresistible charisma based on unaffected naturalness.”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung