Press responses

Die Soldaten (Lincoln Center Festival New York)

But this staging — by the director David Pountney, in a co-production with the RuhrTriennale in Bochum, Germany, where it was first presented last year in a space remarkably similar to the armory — makes possible the scenic fluidity that Zimmermann envisioned. […]
But those who do [see Die Soldaten] will experience a miraculous realization of an opera once deemed unperformable.
New York Times

Any festival in a big city needs to offer something radically different from normal fare, or it doesn't deserve to be called a festival. This hurdle is surmounted triumphantly by the Lincoln Center Festival with its production of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten. […]Overall, the production works so well that it almost seems a shame to dismantle the tracks when Die Soldaten is over.
New York Sun

Of the half-dozen or so performances I’ve heard or seen, none has been played more accurately or eloquently, realising the score’s full dynamic and expressive range from textures of chamber music delicacy to passages of awesome symphonic power.
Musical America

Pountney’s staging, Robert Innes Hopkins’ sets, Marie-Jeanne Lecca’s costumes and  Wolfgang Goebel’s lighting all were memorable.
Associated Press

If you can see Die Soldaten, go, go, go!!! It is an experience like no other in New York opera this year.