Taking the role of Martha is the American Dramatic Contralto Meredith Arwady, who excelled as Mrs. Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff earlier this year at Oper Frankfurt.
Below are a few of the critics' comments about Arwady's performance:
"As Martha, Meredith Arwady shouldered most of the modern polemic material in the work: she packs astonishing power in the lower reaches of her range, with enough in reserve to put a lot into her diction and bringing across the anger in the lines." - Bachtrack.
"Meredith Arwady’s powerful contralto packs a punch as Martha" - The Independent.
"[Patricia Bardon's] companion is the even more extraordinary pure contralto Meredith Arwady." - The Arts Desk.