Baroque Christmas ~ Handel and Bach conducted by Jonathan Cohen with the Handel & Haydn Society

"For true musical athleticism, one needed to wait a spell for soprano Robin Johannsen, who was the featured soloist in a pair of works by George Frideric Handel plus J. S. Bach’s Cantata No. 51 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.” By just about any measure, Johannsen is an exceptional singer: for warmth and beauty of tone, evenness of projection, clarity of articulation, and lightness of touch, she leaves little to be desired.

In Handel’s Silete venti she drew impressively on all those qualities, particularly in the closing pair of arias with their energetic and sometimes stormy melismas. But Johannsen’s singing wasn’t just about showing off. She shaped the end of the opening recitative with enchanting clarity and engaged in a series of lilting exchanges with the orchestra in the first aria, “Dulcis amor.”
Jonathan Blumhofer, Boston Classical, December 16, 2022

Beethovens Leonore mit René Jacobs und dem Freiburger Barockorchester ~ CD harmonia mundi, November 2019

„Herausragend agieren Robin Johannsen als Marzelline und Dimitry Ivashchenko als Rocco."
Eleonore Büning, SWR2 Treffpunkt Klassik, „Neue CDs: Vorgestellt von Eleonore Büning", 15.12.2019