It really is the case that Schubert's classical Lieder have rarely seemed so fresh or been so cheerfully and ironically performed as they have by this ensemble, which fearlessly tears down frontiers.
Annette Stiekele, 12.01.2018
...Nico and the Navigators succeed in staging the experience of being foreign and looking for one's home in this multi-layered performance of Schubert's songs so impressively that no pathos arises... creating a sound universe that comes across as modern, strong-willed and yet sensitive… At the end we hear the finale of Schubert's string quartet “Death and the Maiden” – ringing out so clearly, energetically and convincingly that for a long time the audience has no desire to go home...
Tomasz Kurianowicz, 27.9.2017
…The images come across as highly topical, yet never set up… There were many cries of “bravo” as well as long-lasting applause in the almost sold-out concert hall after a stimulating and exhilarating evening. An evening so multi-faceted that it really isn't enough to experience it only once.
Karin Coper, 29.9.2017
…To be foreign and to arrive, to be desperate and to be safe – such is the subject matter of this finely choreographed evening, staged with great focus by Nico, endowed with brilliant stage and video effects by Oliver Proske, and held in the state-owned concert hall... This is what freedom feels like.
Andreas Montag, 27.9.2017
A recital of associations – limber and yet heavy as lead, with boisterous moments and yet deeply sad, much like reality and like Schubert himself.
Frauke Thiele, 25.9.2017
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