"Australian soprano Rosamund Illing has long been recognised in Sydney and Melbourne as a 'star'. That star is now shining brightly at one of Germany's major theatres, the Frankfurt Opera, in a controversial new production of Mozart's Idomeneo in which she sings the role of Elektra opposite a superlative cast. ... Two of the finest arias in this inspired work belong to the spoiler of the piece, the embittered Elektra who vainly challenges the younger and fairer Ilia for the love of Idamante, son of the King of Crete. Recreating the ancient rivalry of their respective fathers Agamemnon and Priam, Illing sang the part with incisive security of steel-edged tone that is nothing sort of thrilling. Frankfurt gave her a standing ovation."
Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Canberra Times (April 28, 1996)

"Rosamund Illing gave the avenging Elektra commanding passion."
Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Rosamund Illing convinced with beautiful dark timbre."
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"Elektra was the markedly triumphant Rosamund Illing."
Frankfurter Rundschau

"Rosamund Illing brought the necessary flamboyant style of Elektra especially in her furious closing aria 'D'Oreste, d'Ajace'."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung