"Karan Armstrong's Elsa is one of the great portrayals of our time. Without a 'pretty' voice, she manages to be both gripping and extraordinary moving. Friedrich's Bayreuth production (filmed in 1982) is one of his finest."
"Enrique Sánchez Lansch's film on the centennial of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is brilliant, and features Miss Armstrong, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (in his last interview), René Kollo, Christa Ludwig, etc. Armstrong is seen in interview, as well as in 'Die tote Stadt' and 'Die Walküre' (as Sieglinde, with Hofmann), and rehearsing 'Lulu' (with Friedrich)."