Rose’s “Virgil Thomson opera, Four Saints in Three Acts”

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Gil Rose, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Rose’s “Virgil Thomson opera, Four Saints in Three Acts”

“This recording is a fine example why I have come to love the work of Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project…All BMOP recordings (even those on other labels) are consistently of the highest quality and the performances are definitive. This series now on the orchestra’s own label is rapidly becoming a sort of […]

Taylor’s “Four Thousand Winter” up for a Juno

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Recording | No Comments
Taylor’s “Four Thousand Winter” up for a Juno

Daniel Taylor Taylor’s CD, “Four Thousand Winter” has been nominated for a 2017 JUNO in the category of “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.” For more information on the 2017 JUNO Awards and 2017 nominations, please visit www.junoawards.ca.

Molomot’s “brilliantly Falstaffian performance” in ‘The Fairy Queen’

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in Marc Molomot, Recording | No Comments
Molomot’s “brilliantly Falstaffian performance” in ‘The Fairy Queen’

“It was meant to be nasty inside as well. The O’Neill (formerly the Center Theater) had been turned into Club Fairy Queen in “sultry Las Vegas,” and on offer was “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” package….It is Puck who undergoes the most touching transformation. Moreover, the example of a brilliantly Falstaffian performance by French tenor Marc […]

Opera News: Review of “Zabur” with Michael Kelly

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 in Michael Kelly, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Opera News: Review of “Zabur” with Michael Kelly

“As Daewood, the fervently expressive baritone Michael Kelly brings us into the shelter, aghast at the horrors he has witnessed outside and unsure if he should write about them. Later, when he finds his voice through music, he bursts with exuberant artistic inspiration.” – Read more at operanews.com.

Montreal Gazette: Daniel Taylor’s “The Tree of Life”

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Montreal Gazette: Daniel Taylor’s “The Tree of Life”

“After the brilliant success of his previous album Four Thousand Winter, Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor returns to offer us a Christmas season with the voices of his superb Trinity Choir… the Trinity Choir brings together the finest flowering of the most beautiful chorister voices…” —Read more at the Montreal Gazette.

The Guardian: “The Tree of Life” CD review

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
The Guardian: “The Tree of Life” CD review

“Taylor’s Trinity voices sound creamy and plush in the ultra-resonant St Augustine’s Church in Kilburn, north London…” Read more at theguardian.com.

“First-rate singing” on Daniel Taylor’s “Tree of Life”

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Daniel Taylor, Recording | No Comments
“First-rate singing” on Daniel Taylor’s “Tree of Life”

“Daniel Taylor gets first-rate singing from The Trinity Choir…Looking at some of the names in its ranks, the quality of the choir’s sound and ensemble is hardly surprising.” — Read more at Financial Times.

Cummings: Susanna CD review – intensely moving

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Laurence Cummings, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings: Susanna CD review – intensely moving

“Laurence Cummings’s new version with Göttingen festival forces captures fully the uplifting, pastoral, ethereal vision in arias such as Susanna’s “Crystal streams in murmurs flowing”, and his cast, while not all perfect in English, are responsive, with Ciara Hendrick outstanding. Beautiful.” — Read more at theguardian.com.

Labelle’s ‘Mi Palpita il Cor’ on Navona Records

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Dominique Labelle, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Labelle’s ‘Mi Palpita il Cor’ on Navona Records

“Love may make the world go ‘round, but it also provided creative grist for the mills of baroque composers…Steffani’s Guardati O Core warns of Cupid’s fateful arrow, with Montreal-born soprano Dominique Labelle easily navigating the florid ornamentation and tripping runs during each of her arias.” — Read more at Winnipeg Free Press.

Labelle’s new album “Mi Palpiti il Cor” with Musica Pacifica

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Dominique Labelle, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Labelle’s new album “Mi Palpiti il Cor” with Musica Pacifica

“Labelle has a wonderful voice for this repertoire, clear and light but with plenty of staying power for the extended vocal displays; and the instrumental playing that backs her up is impeccable.” — Read more at infodad.com.