“The arias of Donna Anna, whose part is performed by the phenomenal soprano Nadezhda Pavlova, strike with the virtuoso coloratura technique, rich multi-coloured timbre and brilliant high-register notes that are perceived as if in dispute with the apparent fragility of the singer.”

Anna Kardos, Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag, 2021

“Female images met the challenge also musically, especially the outstanding singer Nadezhda Pavlova in the role of Donna Anna. By means of an unusually differentiated intonation along with an ideal vocal placement, she conveys both the contradiction and anger, as well as the tragic greatness of Mozart's most mysterious female figure and causes an explosion of applause.”

Christian Windhagen, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2021

“Even in the history of the festival recurrences happen. After about 20 years ago the world discovered Anna Netrebko in the great hall of the Salzburg Festival, one cannot but appreciate Nadezhda Pavlova's performance of this role. Without fear and as if taking a risk, the voice of the Russian singer sounds with bitter frenzy and drama, sometimes just as an expressive exclamation. In her attack of sound there are cries of pain, in her portamenti — desperate dreams. And of course, her brilliant coloratura technique is impressive: the aria "Non mi dir,bell 'idol mio" is undoubtedly the highlight of the programme, and no one can remain indifferent after that in the great hall of the Salzburg Festival.”

Florian Oberhummer, Salzburger Nachrichten, 2021

“Nadezhda Pavlova's impersonation of Donna Anna amazes the audience both in Salzburg and in Lucerne. This is a great heroine, though without excessive pathos. The singer has perfectly mastered the part, enriching it with brilliant emotional and semantic transitions, now charming the audience with the most tender treatment, then dramatizing the situation with an almost expressionistically charged cry at the moment when Donna Anna realizes who the murderer of her father is.”

Peter Hagmann, (Mittwochs um zwölf) - a blog on Classical music, 2021

“The real star of the evening is Nadezhda Pavlova. We had discovered her already in Lucerne in the Mozart operas conducted by Teodor Currentzis in September last year, in particular in the wonderfully performed role of Donna Anna. She confirms this impression with an exemplary Princess Volkhova, showing perfect flexibility and control of her very expressive voice, splendid high notes, and a stage performance of great accuracy, both moving and youthful. The voice is powerful and flawless. Nadezhda Pavlova does not have a light, but a beautifully poised voice, with a rich and full timbre. Pavlova's voice is rare these days, truly outstanding.”

Guy Cherqui, Wanderer, 2020