Das Opernglas, 01. November 2019
Hartmut Haenchen zauberte im Orchestergraben Mozart vom Feinsten
www.londonnewsonline.co.uk, 01. Oktober 2019
"It does not disappoint, with some superb performances from the lead singers, responding well to powerful conducting from that great Wagnerian Hartmut Haenchen....
Swedish star Malin Bystrom was a particular highlight as Donna Anna. Her powerful voice a match for Haenchen’s baton....
A fascinating Don Giovanni that will delight jaded palettes, and well worth seeing.
Christopher Walker
Daily Mail, 27. September 2019
...Hartmut Haenchen conducts strongly...
Tully Potter
Ganze Rezension
Gay Times, 22. September 2019
...Hartmut Haenchen conducts Mozart’s glorious score...
Chris Selman
Ganze Rezension
FB, 22. September 2019
..superb handled excellently from the pit by Hartmut Haenchen...
Patrick Abrams
Ganzer Post
http://jameskarasreviews.blogspot.com/, 21. September 2019
..."Hartmut Haenchen conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus for a marvellous evening at the opera."
James Karas
Ganze Rezension
www.opera-online.com, 20. September 2019
First Rate
..."while Hartmut Haenchen’s conducting also contributes to the overall success of the evening."...
Sam Smith
Ganze Rezension
www.olryx.com, 19. September 2019
Hartmut Haenchen dirige l'Orchestre du Royal Opera House sans la légèreté des récitatifs qui alternent avec sa baguette empesée, lestant certes la partition d'un peu de poids métaphysique. Les chœurs bien que relégués aux bords de scène ou aux coulisses sont des paysans ou démons enthousiastes.
Mark Everist
https://theprickle.org/, 18. September 2019
..."Conductor Hartmut Haenchen leads a sensitive... interpretation"
Carlos Cipa
Ganze Rezension
The Prickle, 18. September 2019
...Hartmut Haenchen leads a sensitive ... interpretation of the score
Ganze Rezension
https://theartsdesk.com, 17. September 2019
..."Conductor Hartmut Haenchen gave a broad, Romantic reading of the score, with enough drama to keep the story rolling...
Gavin Dixon
Ganze Rezension
https://www.theupcoming.co.uk, 17. September 2019
5 Sterne
"....Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen..., this is a dazzling, visually-thrilling and intellectually stimulating interpretation of a classic opera with music by Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte."
Ganze Rezension
The Stage, 17. September 2019
...Conductor Hartmut Haenchen’s approach combines drama with surefooted musicianship and the orchestra is on fine form...
Georg Hall
Ganze Rezension
https://klassik-begeistert.de/, 17. September 2019
Mit einem präzise durchdachten Bühnenbild, das diese außergewöhnliche Inszenierung trägt und inspieriert – und dem wie immer erstklassigen, temperamentvollen Orchester der Royal Opera unter der souveränen Stabführung von Hartmut Haenchen. Auch Mozart und Da Ponte wären hingerissen gewesen.
Dr. Charles E. Ritterband

www.operawarhoreses.com, 29. Februar 2008

The production was firmly and compassionately conducted by Hartmut Haenchen from the former East Germany, whose CDs and DVDs of Wagner’s “Ring” I treasure. Although most veteran opera goers have seen Don Giovanni often, this stellar production particularly ranks as a blockbuster!
http://www.curtainup.com, 28. November 2007

Conductor Harmut Haenchen finds a perfect blend for the opera's several sextets and the Masked Trio at the ball. He coaxes Erwin Schrott from the exquisite Act II aria in which he serenades Donna Elvira's maid to his dashing "Fin ch'han dal Vino" and his final terror at the approach of the sepulchral Commendatore at the end. He pinpoints Ketelsen's scornful lightness in "Madamina.",wherein Leporello itemizes Don Giovanni's conquests, brings out the richness in Deshorties' rendition of Donna Anna's tour de force vendetta aria and keeps Kanyova from going over the top in Donna Elvira's anguished aria "I still feel for him pity."

Laura Hitchcock
www.variety.com, 26. November 2007
„...the superior musical forces gathered for the occasion: the probing, nicely detailed performance led by Germany's Hartmut Haenchen“
Alan Rich
www.variety.com, 26. November 2007
„...the superior musical forces gathered for the occasion: the probing, nicely detailed performance led by Germany's Hartmut Haenchen“
Alan Rich
Los Angeles Times, 26. November 2007
„Haenchen didn’t let the Chandler acoustics prevent him from attempting light tone and some of the fast tempos of the period instrument Mozart style, occasionally to good clear, cool effectt.
Mark Swed
Music e Vision, 26. November 2007
Music e Vision, 26.11.2007
Simply Glorius”
“Most likely, the music played in LA was much closer to eighteenth century performance than the versions of this opera to which we have become accustomed. Haenchen is a fine Kapellmeister and kept all his forces in line as he brought out nuances and gave an idiomatic reading of the score.”
Maria Nockin
Orange County Register, 25. November 2007
Musically, we are pretty well served.....
Conductor Hartmut Haenchen, described as a "survivor" in his program bio, survives here just fine with a gossamer account of the score, richly exploring the middle voices, incisively enforcing its emphases and expertly controlling the gas pedal.
Tomothy Mangan