The Weekend Financial Times (GB), 07. Dezember 1991
Vocal and visual fireworks

Yes, it was worth doing, and it is exceedingly well done. (...) The coherence and seriousness of this Mitridate - conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, produced by Graham Vick (...) - does not preclude an explosion of vocal and visual fireworks, a concentration on extravagantly colourful display in the linked arts of music and the stage (...) Properly, a period-instrument orchestra in a raised pit was needed (...) Meanwhile, the expert musical preparation and (even where one misses a degree of 18th-century vitality in the articulation) playing under Haenchen are evident from first note to last.