Stoyanova and de León deliver gripping vocalism in Met’s “Aida”
… This was an impressive vocal performance, sporting a laser focus in the top and middle of her range, and a light smolder in her chest voice. “Ritorna vincitor!” was sung with gripping intensity, bringing the evening to life after a slow start. This aria in fact overshadowed the far more famous lament “O patria mia” from Act III, which was also emotionally effective and intelligently sung, though a little cautious, never opening up to her full power.
Eric C. Simpson, newyorkclassicalreview.com, 24.03.2017