“Love may make the world go ‘round, but it also provided creative grist for the mills of baroque composers…Steffani’s Guardati O Core warns of Cupid’s fateful arrow, with Montreal-born soprano Dominique Labelle easily navigating the florid ornamentation and tripping runs during each of her arias.” — Read more at Winnipeg Free Press.
“Labelle has a wonderful voice for this repertoire, clear and light but with plenty of staying power for the extended vocal displays; and the instrumental playing that backs her up is impeccable.” — Read more at infodad.com.
“…a gorgeous, full voice that is quite captivating in each of the works…The music here is really quite compelling, made more so by Labelle’s interpretation and beautiful voice.” — Read more at Cinemusical.
“Dominique Labelle is impressively featured in three cantatas that provide many of the album’s delights…Labelle sings with a plumy tone, judiciously using vibrato when it best serves the music but never subjecting the listener to the disembodied tone of other early music specialists. Hers is a beautiful full lyric soprano voice and the results of […]
“Tenor Thomas Cooley brought the first shadings of darkness and potential consolation to the stage. Singing over the murmurous strings, he shaded lines about “distresses” and “deep afflictions” with an amber mournfulness…Soprano Dominque Labelle joined the excitement part way through, her voice rising in lustrous and urgent descant…From the first, swaggering entrance of the trombones […]
“In a performance of remarkable power and tonal beauty, McGegan and his crew of musicians — including the excellent Philharmonia Chorale and a lineup of first-rate vocal soloists — unveiled an expansive and eloquent masterpiece, one that belongs by rights on the repertoire list of every orchestra in the country…the finest contributions came from soprano […]
“Last night in Herbst Theatre the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBO) gave the final San Francisco performance in its landmark 35th season led by Waverly Fund Music Director Nicholas McGegan, celebrating his 30th anniversary with PBO.” – Read more at examiner.com
“McGegan led a top-notch team. Soprano Dominique Labelle, whose generous, richly colored vocalism made her first solo one of the evening’s highlights, returned in several episodes. Tenor Thomas Cooley’s plush, emphatic singing turned the score’s operatic “Watchman” sequence into a show-stopper.” – Read more at dailydemocrat.com.
“She doesn’t need a technique, because what she hears she can immediately do. You hear her imagination without filter when she sings. She sat on a small stool, and went through the words, full of passion, sometimes regret, in a way that demanded that I listen; I had no choice. What more can be asked […]