Murrihy’s “honeyed tones” at Santa Fe Opera

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy’s “honeyed tones” at Santa Fe Opera

“…mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy sang a full compliment of opera seria arias with honeyed tones as the knight Ruggiero.” — Maria Nockin, BWW Review

Murrihy “superb” in house debut at Santa Fe

Posted on Jul 30, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy “superb” in house debut at Santa Fe

“Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, in her house debut, was superb as Ruggiero. She brought the total package to the part both vocally and dramatically: beautiful timbre, gorgeous phrasing, sophisticated singing technique, sensitivity to what we understand of Baroque style.” — Read more at The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Adams’ Nicomedes is “played affectingly” in LA Phil’s “Young Caesar”

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ Nicomedes is “played affectingly” in LA Phil’s “Young Caesar”

In the L.A. Phil production, which was directed by Yuval Sharon, Harrison’s labor of love has finally achieved persuasive form…Caesar and Nicomedes, played affectingly by Adam Fisher and Hadleigh Adams, share tender embraces, but sexuality is almost incidental: instead, we watch a timeless scenario of a young man torn between love and ambition. — Alex […]

Cooley’s “affecting” performances at Carmel Bach Festival

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in Reviews, Thomas Cooley | No Comments
Cooley’s “affecting” performances at Carmel Bach Festival

“The vocal quartet appeared in the cantata and also in Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs,” one song each, finishing with the quartet coming together for the last song. Tenor Cooley’s interpretation of “Long Time Ago” was especially affecting.” — Read more at Monterey Herald.

McGegan and RNS play “with irresistible spirit” at Proms in Hull

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan and RNS play “with irresistible spirit” at Proms in Hull

“Under Nicholas McGegan, the Royal Northern Sinfonia played with irresistible spirit, and a boisterous crowd cheered everything. Nothing entertained more than the scintillating encore: Iain Farrington’s A Shipshape Shindig, an off-kilter take on The Sailor’s Hornpipe that should go straight into the Last Night of the Proms.” — Read more at The Times.

Making history: first BBC Prom held in Yorkshire in nearly 90 years

Posted on Jul 22, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
Making history: first BBC Prom held in Yorkshire in nearly 90 years

“History was made this afternoon as an orchestra struck up by the riverside in Hull – the first time a Prom has been held outside the capital in nearly 90 years. The Gateshead-based Royal Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, opened with Telemann’s Water Music Overture followed by Delius’s Summer Night on the River as […]

Adams is the “vocal standout” in Glass’ “Les Enfants Terribles”

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams | No Comments
Adams is the “vocal standout” in Glass’ “Les Enfants Terribles”

“Baritone Hadleigh Adams, looking pale, youthful and slightly dazed as Paul, was the evening’s vocal standout; projecting the text with elegant line and idiomatic French, he imbued the character with a sense of unhinged delicacy” — Read more in Opera News (August)

Halls leads Oregon Bach Festival to powerful conclusion with superb ‘Missa Solemnis’

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in Matthew Halls, Reviews | No Comments
Halls leads Oregon Bach Festival to powerful conclusion with superb ‘Missa Solemnis’

“One of Halls’ many strengths is his ability to keep the musical momentum moving forward, no matter what interpretive obstacles the music presents….a powerful conclusion to another successful Oregon Bach Festival.” — Read more at The Register Guard.

Interview: “300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ With A Splash Of Politics”

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Artist News | No Comments
Interview: “300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ With A Splash Of Politics”

“McGegan is marking the 300th anniversary of Water Music by conducting the piece at a dry dock in Hull, England, later this week. The political intrigue behind the music is no surprise.” — Read more at npr.org. Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

“…sublime singing from Dominique Labelle at Aston Magna”

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Dominique Labelle, Reviews | No Comments
“…sublime singing from Dominique Labelle at Aston Magna”

“The group’s performance was a landmark for me, the kind of concert you don’t forget. This was due largely to the profoundly beautiful singing of soprano Dominique Labelle…Her sound came out of the air and went back into the air with passion…a great musical conjurer.” — Read more at berkshirereview.net.