In the press
International Operastudio - Körber-Stiftung
The CD-Recording of Händels "Rinaldo" directed by Rene Jacobs, Inga Kalna's role as Armida is awarded for the Opera-Recording 2003 by Critics of the magazine "Opernwelt".Forum für Impulse
The star of the show is Latvia soprano Inga Kalna as Armida. She can make us laugh or cry; her expressive palette is vast, her voice big and thrilling.The Financial Times
DER TAGESSPIEGEL BERLIN
As magician Armida, Inga Kalna supports the role with her saturized, deep Soprano with very much Sex-Appeal and a demonic touch.Der Tagesspiegel Berlin
RIGA OPERA FESTIVAL
back to topLatvian National Opera: In Kalsons's Ilze, vocally, the only distinction came from Inga Kalna one of the rising stars here. A well focused soprano, perfect for Verdi or Puccini, she is also a most convincing actress.Opera
RIGA OPERA FESTIVAL
back to topLatvian National Opera: ...the only thing that saved the production was the whole-hearted acting and disciplined singing of the excellent principals, most notably the pleasant-voiced Inga Kalna as Ilze.Opera
back to topNaumann's Cora und Alozo
one would expect Fink to be the star of the show, in fact, she was upstaged by a single cadenza by Inga Kalna, whose highest and longest note was impressively long and extremely high...2001
Hamburger Abendblatt - "Opera Stabile"
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"I am the first singer..." a quotation from Mozart's opera "Der Schauspieldirektor" was the title of a musical-scenic collage at the Opera stabile...d.a. Hamburg
Hamburgische Anzeigen und Nachrichten (Hamburgische Staatsoper)
back to topOvations for Inga Kalna, as Gilda in Verdis "Rigoletto"
As Gilda, Inga Kalna - member of the International Opera Studio in Dammtorstraße made her debut.Hamburg(jbh)
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
back to topInga Kalna held the part of Cora with a warm timbre. Seemingly without strain she coped with most difficult coloratura and "aria-cadences" reaching unimaginable pitches with sure intonation.(Jana Friedrich)
Interview with Inga Kalna
Better a small fish in a big sea...than a big fish in a small brook.
An interview by Kirsten Elvers.by Kirsten Elvers