New opera recording “L’isola disabitata”: Quarterly Choice of the German Record Critics’ Award

The German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) selected Sunhae Im’s new recording “L’isola disabitata(Deserted Island)” as the Quarterly Critic’s Choice 4/2021 in the category of “Jury Opera I”.


This album was recorded in 2020 and published in August 2021.  “The seasoned players of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, led by Bernhard Forck, play this lavish score with fervour and swing, while Anett Fritsch (Costanza), Sunhae Im (Silvia), Krystian Adam (Gernando) and André Morsch (Enrico) offer an equally virtuosic vocal delivery…  Officially called an azione teatrale, L’isola is a serious opera about love, loss and misunderstanding with a happy ending, set on an exotic deserted island. Special about this opera is that Haydn chose orchestral accompaniment for the entire work, with colourful and dramatic accompagnato recitatives.”