McGegan, Cooley, and Labelle “unveiled an expansive and eloquent masterpiece”

McGegan, Cooley, and Labelle “unveiled an expansive and eloquent masterpiece”

“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 […]

McGegan, Cooley, and Labelle in PBO’s season finale

McGegan, Cooley, and Labelle in PBO’s season finale

“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, Cooley, Labelle bring PBO season to “triumphant close”

McGegan, Cooley, Labelle bring PBO season to “triumphant close”

“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.

Labelle with Aston Magna: “You hear her imagination”

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 in Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
Labelle with Aston Magna: “You hear her imagination”

“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 […]

Labelle sings Monteverdi Madrigals with Aston Magna

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
Labelle sings Monteverdi Madrigals with Aston Magna

But “Lettera amorosa” — Labelle accompanied by Liddell’s theorbo — best exemplified Monteverdi’s flair for leveraging musical virtues: As Labelle went from steely vocal brightness to a fine, controlled intimacy, the love letter of the title became a concurrent present-day ritual of vulnerability and poise.” – Read More

Labelle’s performance “brought tears to the eyes”

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
Labelle’s performance “brought tears to the eyes”

Devoted readers will know I have praised Labelle in the past and this review is no exception: her powerful and emotive voice with its clear upper register and delightfully dusky lower, found perfect expression in this stellar performance. – Read more

Labelle’s Classic Humor: NY Times Year End Review

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Artist News, Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
Labelle’s Classic Humor: NY Times Year End Review

“And then there’s the supremely artful silliness of comic opera, which this year provided side-splittingly funny performances by Dominique Labelle as the catty sorceress in Philharmonia Baroque’s concert performance of Handel’s Teseo.” Read More

Labelle/McGegan/Cooley: Philharmonia Baroque Review

Labelle/McGegan/Cooley: Philharmonia Baroque Review

“The magnificence of that performance should be described in superlatives: Their voices together created a single warm, flexible, ultra-responsive and alert instrument, with superb diction and phrasing and a deep understanding and expressive, rich command of the intention and meaning of text and music.” Read More

Philharmonia Highlights: Dominique Labelle

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Artist News, Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
Philharmonia Highlights: Dominique Labelle

“Soprano Dominique Labelle was a highlight of the Phil harmonia program” Read More

Dominque Labelle “Steals the Show”: Gramophone Review

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 in Artist News, Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
Dominque Labelle “Steals the Show”: Gramophone Review

“Dominique Labelle’s irascible sorceress Medea steals the show” Read More