Live recording of Wagners Walküre at Deutschlandfunk Kultur!

Klaus Florian Vogt as a clear and charismatic Siegmund and Astrid Kessler as an uncommonly assured and vocally gleaming Sieglinde developed into a dream couple of the Wagnerian tonal language. (Online Merker, Alexander Walther – 02.03.2019)

July 2018

Astrid Kessler wins 2nd prize in the German repertoire category in the international singing competition “Meistersinger von Nürnberg”!

Astrid Kessler sings Abigaille:

“Dynamic, iridescent and lithe, sexy, self-confident and dominant she commands the stage. Astrid Kessler acts out every nuance of this conflicted character, her voice floats dreamily in tender lyrical passages and rages in dramatic coloraturas, music and emotion form an inseparable whole in her fascinating performance.” (Konstanze Führlbeck, Rheinpfalz – 11.06.2018).

“.. passionate, emotionally-overflowing, but always vocally under control. Sensational.”   (Genoveva – Mannheimer Morgen 02.05.2017)