“Review: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Fellow Travelers’ sings of love in a time of fear”

Posted on Jun 17, 2018 in Artist News, Hadleigh Adams, News, Reviews | No Comments
“Review: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Fellow Travelers’ sings of love in a time of fear”

“Hadleigh Adams not only matches Acosta in charm and vocal power and purity, but makes Hawk a bracing shot of bourbon to Tim’s fortifying milk” — Read more at TwinCities.com Photo: Dan Norman

Bragle appointed Resident Artist at University of Pennsylvania

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in General Updates, Meg Bragle, News, Press release | No Comments
Bragle appointed Resident Artist at University of Pennsylvania

“The Music Department is delighted to announce the appointment of distinguished mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle as Resident Artist and Director of Vocal Studies. Ms. Bragle will direct Penn’s Opera Scenes and the new Collegium Musicum. She will also lead masterclasses, offer coachings, perform recitals, and visit classes.” — Read more at upenn.edu.

Panthaki’s “sumptuous, and technically flawless” Bach

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki’s “sumptuous, and technically flawless” Bach

“Sherezade Panthaki’s voice is perfectly suited to Bach. It is lush, sumptuous, and technically flawless…To close out the program, Sherezade Panthaki returned on stage to sing Bach’s Wedding Cantata; and here the vocal agility and lush tone of Sherezade Panthaki created wonders. I can’t imagine hearing a better vocal rendition of this great cantata than […]

Moore’s “sumptuous mezzo voice and dramatic skills”

Posted on May 28, 2018 in Diana Moore, Reviews | No Comments
Moore’s “sumptuous mezzo voice and dramatic skills”

“It was a pleasure to encounter Diana Moore again at Göttingen, bringing her sumptuous mezzo voice and dramatic skills to the role of Hercules. For the first half of the piece she had only to sit looking god-like, but also responding to the different arguments – obviously, no easy choice. “Yet, can I hear that […]

Jurenas’ “grace and sibilant tones”

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Artist News | No Comments
Jurenas’ “grace and sibilant tones”

“Eric Jurenas mastered the ungrateful role of the stood-up groom Athamas with grace and sibilant tones.” — Read more at bachtrack

McGegan’s “breathtaking command”

Posted on May 9, 2018 in Artist News, Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan’s “breathtaking command”

“It was the Rossini that received the evening’s finest performance. With a reduced-in-size ensemble onstage, McGegan elicited playing that was characterized by transparent textures, fleet tempi, bracing rhythms and expertly modulated dynamics to capture the opera’s glittering rendering of the Cinderella fairytale. His command over the legendary “Rossini crescendo” was breathtaking.” — Read more at […]

Williams’ “dark, lustrous voice”

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Douglas Williams, Reviews | No Comments
Williams’ “dark, lustrous voice”

“Among the soloists, bass-baritone Douglas Williams brought a dark, lustrous voice and a sense of mortal desperation to “Lord teach me,” a meditation on the brevity of life.” — Read more at South Florida Classical Review

McGegan’s new album is “a thrillingly colourful performance”

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan’s new album is “a thrillingly colourful performance”

“…a thrillingly colourful performance…Nicholas McGegan’s Swedish Chamber Orchestra give the catchy opening tutti just enough strut, and Frank-Gemmill’s acrobatic intro is a winner…” — Read more at The Arts Desk

Cooley, Adams join McGegan and PBO for season finale

Cooley, Adams join McGegan and PBO for season finale

“Santon-Jeffery and Cooley were also among the prime attractions, along with alto Avery Amereau and bass Hadleigh Adams, in the magnificent account of the Beethoven Mass that occupied the first half of the evening…McGegan oversaw the proceedings with a blend of fervor and tenderness.” — Read more at San Francisco Chronicle

WQXR: The Best New Classical Releases of April 2018

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
WQXR: The Best New Classical Releases of April 2018

“Frank-Gemmill delivers both with dulcet tone and impressive fluidity, helped by Nicholas McGegan and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, who accompany with agility and finesse.” — Read more at wqxr.org.