It’s as reliable as a sunrise: a Nicholas McGegan appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in August. The conductor was at his perennial Bowl gig again Thursday night, and as usual McGegan’s agenda was locked into the 18th century — all Vivaldi this time…a later solo showcase allowed Panthaki to display her full, luxuriously toned upper […]
“soprano Sherezade Panthaki…brought a silky legato tone and impeccable intonation to the role of the Indian princess, Zima. In her final showpiece, “Regnez, Plaisirs et Jeux,” she had more than enough sound to fill the hall with a laser-like precision. The embellishments added to the final section were brilliant, including a polished high note at […]
“Guest conductor Matthew Halls led the orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and soprano Sherezade Panthaki, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Lawrence Wiliford and baritone Alexander Dobson in an emotionally charged performance.” — Read more at jsonline.com. Photo: Jonathan Kirn / MSO
“The performance included two superb vocal soloists in baritone Brett Polegato and soprano Sherezade Panthaki…Her performance of the beautiful fifth movement was, if anything, more radiant than her previous performance, her voice perfect for the part in tone and amplitude. Managing the challenging tessitura of the music with elegance and no evident strain, she sang […]
“Under his baton, the Pasadena Symphony bounded through these works with all the sureness of movement and graceful charm of an Olympic gymnast…Panthaki’s pert and agile voice carved out Handel’s melismatic vocal lines with all the fineness of detail of an etching in silverplate.” — Read more at crescentavalleyweekly.com.
“McGegan presented an enlightening lecture/recital, bringing this fascinating musical period to life via the Yale Voxtet, a group of eight graduate students at the Institute of Sacred Music, and the excellent Philharmonic Baroque Chamber Players, comprising violinists Katherine Kyme and Noah Strick, cellist Phoebe Carrai, and theorbist David Tayler…Most striking was “Salmo Decimottavo Aria” (O immaculate […]
“Panthaki was especially fine, with a surprisingly powerful voice in her upper range, and a fine sense of articulation and phrasing to go with it.” — Read more at The Globe and Mail
The soloist is soprano Sherezade Panthaki, who was a treat the whole evening…just as the choir itself has grown in its ability to sing out a wider ranger of colours and textures, Panthaki demonstrated how bigger, lusher voices can also dance nimbly around the technical requirements of Baroque runs and musical ornaments.” — Read more […]
Sherezade Panthaki’s soprano, as Daphne, was also strong yet delectably sweet…Her opening aria, a celebration of an unfettered soul and an unattached heart, was a thing of special beauty with its accompaniment of pizzicato strings and soaring recorder…” — Read more at nytimes.com.