"It is certainly worth mentioning the role of Madame Cortese, played by Serbian Sonja Šarić, who has already delighted as Leonora in Il Trovatore during the replacement. She sang in the full, beautifully timbred Verdi voice of perfect Rossini's coloratura and great, never sharp high tones - bravissima."
...Her soprano shone dark red like the fabric of her dress, and during "Dove sono ..." it was as if, for a few minutes, time stopped in the hall with the beauty of her interpretation....
“Her soprano is so soft and effortless in pitch, and the color of her voice has something quite unique, which makes her special.”
“There was also one singer in the gala round, who, despite her 22 years, reached world-class. Serbian soprano Sonja Šarić delighted with the aria Crudele! Ah no mio bene of Donna Anna from Don Giovanni. Wonderful, great vocal richness, deeply experienced expression, heavenly fluid legato, it was all absolutely stunning. The incredible purity with which she sang the demanding coloratura of the final part was simply perfect.”
“Twenty-one-year-old Sonja Šarić, who, despite her age, has exceptional vocal and artistic maturity and gives great passion and strength of expression. In Verdi's Bolero from the opera “I vespri siciliani”, she brought a lot of enthusiasm and zeal and managed to make us happy with precious brilliant tones, large legato bows and unforced virtuosity.”
“The young soprano, with her intimate performance, finely graded valors and celestial ups and downs in the soprano part, contributed to the moments when you really get chills.”
“Sonja Šarić with perfect yodeling, like Montserrat Caballé once at the Vienna Opera”
"Confident and with healthy self-confidence, Sonja Šarić then completed her second performance and once again proved her enormous skills and vocal potential. While the audience in the sold-out hall was celebrating wildly, she won us over with the enchanting Leonore. Magnificently hovering, her pianos spread, a youthful, fresh, sonorous soprano soaring from the strong middle lage to Tacea la notte to the heights of Caballette. Her beautiful timbre appeared in the aria D'amor sull`ali rosee and led the audience to admiration. She gave a passionate dynamic in the work of Miserere, while in the final tones in Ti scosta she aspired to heaven."