“Rotem shines as LA TRAVIATA, Rotem sings passionately, she threw herself into the part with abandon. This is a soprano of finesse and attention to details. Phrases and lines are artfully designed Rotem has an instinct for the theater. She knows her physical attributes are considerable and uses them to good ends. In Act I she was sensuous and alluring, yet not brazen. In Act II, she was still beautiful and in full possession of her dignity, but her sexuality was more decorous. In the final act, she was all vulnerability and blind hope. In every instance, she was believable.”
R. M. Campbell, The Seattle Post - Intelligencer.
“Sivan Rotem’s mighty voice soared above the others, a clever and saucy Musetta. A real operatic animal.” *
Hanoch Ron, Yediot Aharonot.
“Sivan Rotem in the role of Sophie in Werther stole the show with her fresh performance. Her acting and singing captured the heart and the ear.” *
Ora Binur, Maariv.
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
“Rotem’s Susanna is more knowing and cunning than Mills and more readily dominates the stage.”
R.M. Campbell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
BRAHMS - GERMAN REQUIEM
“Sivan Rotem’s classy vocal talent and angelic soprano voice were well suited to her role in Brahms German Requiem. She caressed every word and note to endow them with utter beauty.”
Jeff Manookian, The Salt Lake Tribune.
MOZART - MASS IN C MINOR
"As expected, the gem of Mozart's Mass in C Minor" was the singing of Soprano Sivan Rotem , especially in the wonderful aria "Et incarnatus est". Absolutely another league!" *
Hagai Hitron, Ha'aretz.
BERLIOZ - LES NUITS D'ETE
"Rotem is a singer of integrity - she approached each of the six songs in Les Nuits d’Ete with straight forward simplicity. Her bright voice was precise in its intonation and lovely in its clarity. Rotem is an opera singer, but eschewed an operatic approach in favor of a lieder style - rather courageous in a concert hall - that permitted the music and poetry to speak for itself."
Anne Mathews, The Salt Lake Tribune.
MENDELSSOHN - ELIJAH
“The singing of soprano Sivan Rotem in Elijah gave the concert its sublime moments.”
Hagai Hitron, Ha’aretz.
"Marcello and Musetta, the clashing, on-again-off-again lovers, were both sung by artist new to the company, and both proved to be definite assets... As Musetta, Sivan Rotem proved to be every bit of his (Marcello's) match, mouthing off and tossing her head imperiously but unveiling a convincing trace of sentiment in the opera's final moments. Her singing was delightfully strong and saucy - in "Quando me'n vo'," Musetta's celebration of her own hypnotic beauty, Rotem matched the words by commanding attention with her voice."
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle.
For her part, the Israeli soprano Sivan Rotem as Alice Ford not only left us flabbergasted at her magnificent voice but she also conveyed all the emotions of the score with her eyes, as they gave such a full description that one could not notice the lack of scenery. In our view, Rotem and Estevez were the two revelations of the night.
The Argentinean soprano Laura Delogu in her role of Nannetta had a correct performance revealing her sharpness, but her performance was overshadowed by Rotem’s brilliance.
El Pais Digital - Montevideo, Uruguay
(*) Review excerpt translated from the original in Hebrew from Tel-Aviv newspapers