|Landestheater Innsbruck – KATJA KABANOVA
| Anna-Maria Kalesidis, who already made a huge impression as Rusalka, is virtually heart-rending in her integrity and solitude as Katja.
|Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck – KATJA KABANOVA
|Anna Maria Kalesidis portrayal of the title character also contains scenically a credible tragedy.
|Kronen Zeitung Tirol – F. Gratl
|Landestheater Innsbruck – Il Trittico – GIORGETTA
|Three exceptional singer-actors make an essential impact on this “Tabarro” and create high spirits in the audience: Anna-Maria Kalesidis’ girlish Giorgetta, who dreams of a better life…
|As an actress Anna Maria Kalesidis as beautifully voiced Giorgetta was his equal. Touchingly, she took care of the tormented sailors and unburdened her entire torment of life on her lover Luigi.
|Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck – Liliom – LUISE – Austrian premiere
|With her bright soprano voice Anna-Maria Kalesidis sings a naïf Luise, Liliom’s and Julie’s daughter.
|Der Neue Merker, Klaus Billand 03/2019
|Landestheater Innsbruck - Carmen - MICAELA
|Micaela, the fourth leading role was sung by Anna-Maria Kalesidis; a Russian soprano with Greek roots. Her Micaela was not at all a shy country girl, but a self-confident, young woman, who knows how to defend herself against the soldiers’ encroachments. She underlined the character with her clear, powerful voice and sang a very present Micaela. Which was necessary, especially in the duet with Don José.
|Der Neue Merker 11/2018 Maria und Johann Jahnas
|Theater Freiburg – KATJA KABANOVA
|With Manna-Maria Kalesides, the opera about women’s love and suffering has found a fantastic interpreter: a lyrical, almost girlish soprano voice, yet capable of singing great emotions, without ever making them sound too dramatic.
|Opernwelt 3/2018 Heinz W. Koch
|Undoubtedly the true star of the evening is the Russian soprano Anna-Maria Kalesidis as Katja. Not only because she succeeded in effortlessly singing the whole night through but also because of her dramatic soprano and her astonishing play: her increasing madness, her desperation after Boris has stood her up and above all her outburst during the storm, when she confesses her husband and her mother that she has an affair, all this will remain in the visitors’ memory for a long time.
|Der neue Merker 2/2018 Alice Matheson
|With her polarizing play Anna-Maria Kalesidis earns thundering applause from the audience. In her beige coat and her grey skirt, her appearance reflects the rural and emotional tristesse, in which she is captured. However, she develops such expressional power - one moment squeaking in madness, the next crying out of fear – she only needs her voice to differentiate from her surroundings.
|Theater Würzburg - Nabucco - ABIGAILLE
|Anna Maria Kalesidis surprised as Abigail with her powerful, round soprano voice, secure in all registers.
|ORPHEUS, Mai/Juni 2017 - Renate Freyeisen
|Anna-Maria Kalesidis perfectly masters the difficult role of Abigail. In her multifarious interpretation she always succeeds in showing the disappointed woman, who feels betrayed by life and love, behind the mask of lust after.
|Opernglas 3/2017 – J. Gahre
|Anna-Maria Kalesidis is an Abigaille with perfect, brilliant peaks and a terrifying rage.
|Innsbruck Municipal Theatre - RUSALKA
|But the heart and soul of this production was once again Anna-Maria Kalesidis. The young foprano from St. Petersburg entirely indentified herself with Thilo Reinhardt's coherent directorial concept (and Paul Zoller's fantastic stage concstruction) and delighted the audience with her wonderfully flourishing, heart-melting, noble soprano voice. It is not suprising that she , just like all her musical sollegues, received long-lastind standing ovations.
| The crowd of singers on stage can easily meet the high international requirements. The young, fragile looking Anna-Maria Kalesidis as the title heroine, driven by hopes and longings, who must live with her walking disability, moves deeply. Her wonderfully timbred soprano voice, with a touch of melancholy, effortlessly masters both the lyrical and the dramatic scenes ( 3rd act)
|Anna-Maria Kalesidis is a truely maidenly Rusalka, who, arousing and dreaming and finally mature, exhales her beautiful soprano voice.
|Stadthalle Tuttlingen - Nabucco - ABIGAILLE
| '... Abigaille (brilliantly sung and acted by the Russian soprano Anna-Maria Kalesidis...'
|Theater Pforzheim - Nabucco - ABIGAILLE
|..., brilliant Anna-Maria Kalesidis' soprano as als Abigail – how brilliantly she plays the role of the rejected lover and the power-hungry slave and how expressive her facial espressions as she hold her birth certificate in hands.
|Outstanding Anna-Maria Kalesidis as Abigaille with her expressive play and her vocal brilliance.
|With bravura Anna-Maria Kalesidis masters the difficult part of his stephdaughter Abigaille.
|Dramatically highly artistic was Anna Maria Kalesidis in her multifaceted portrayal of Abigaille. She excellently transmitted Abigaille's extreme greed for power but also her enormous fear of loss. Also vocally, she convinced with a flexilble, coloratura-prooved soprano voice which was in all registers perfectly focussed.
| Der Opernfreund
|With her dramatic-expressive soprano voice and her intense portrayal Anna-Marias Kalesidis truely met the demands of the part.
|Oldenburg State Theatre - Eugen Onegin - TATIANA
|As Tatjana the Russian soprano Maria Kalesidis is totally convincing. Her powerful soprano voice seamlessly mastered all registers and beautifully managed to impart the young girl's emotional commotions.
|The guest singer Maria Kalesidis impresses with her multifarious soprano voice and the talent to differ, just by her timbre, Tatiana the mature woman from the vulnerable young girl.
|Julia Hölscher's Oldenburg production fully relies on the presence of Maria Kalesidis. Especially in the first part, until the scandal at the ball, the stage definitively belongs to her Tatiana. Not only litterally - she leaves the stage only once in the first part - but also vocally and dramatically.
|With her clear, melodiously carried voice, Maria Kalesidis succeeds in passionately and deeply emphasizing some expressive features.
|Theater im Visier