LA Times: McGegan and Panthaki at The Bowl for all-Vivaldi

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
LA Times: McGegan and Panthaki at The Bowl for all-Vivaldi

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 radiant in Opera Lafayette’s Rameau

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Soprano Sherezade Panthaki radiant in Opera Lafayette’s Rameau

“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 […]

Halls, Bragle, Dobson, & Panthaki deliver Mozart’s Requiem in Milwaukee

Halls, Bragle, Dobson, & Panthaki deliver Mozart’s Requiem in Milwaukee

“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

Panthaki’s “transcendent quality” in Calgary

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki’s “transcendent quality” in Calgary

“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 […]

Panthaki “exquisite” with Ars Lyrica Houston

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki “exquisite” with Ars Lyrica Houston

“I hear Bach, I hear Scarlatti, with Panthaki singing in the most exquisite Italian I have ever heard.” — Read more at houstonchronicle.com. Photo courtesy of Ars Lyrica Houston by Pin Lim.

McGegan and Panthaki bring Handel and Bach to Pasadena

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
McGegan and Panthaki bring Handel and Bach to Pasadena

“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 and Panthaki give an “enlightening lecture/recital” at Harvard

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
McGegan and Panthaki give an “enlightening lecture/recital” at Harvard

“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/Tafelmusik: “music-making on the highest level”

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki/Tafelmusik: “music-making on the highest level”

“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

Panthaki: “Remarkable Clarity, Balance And Expression”

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki: “Remarkable Clarity, Balance And Expression”

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 […]

Panthaki: “A Sublime Survey of Baroque Music”

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki: “A Sublime Survey of Baroque Music”

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.