“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 […]
“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 […]
“Just as Bach’s music is eternal, so could one have listened for ages. The two ensembles hung together seamlessly, producing Bach of the most shapely and effervescent variety. Welser-Most kept the orchestra, including three brilliant trumpets, in perfect balance with the singers, and Seraphic Fire lived up its reputation as a taut, mellifluous force.” — […]
“Choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach have been central to the programming of Patrick Quigley’s outstanding choral group. The massive symphonies of Anton Bruckner have been a house specialty in Cleveland during Franz Welser-Möst’s musical directorship. With both ensembles in top form, the evening proved one of the Clevelanders’ finest concerts in ten years of […]
“McGegan clearly understood the paths that Blumenstock chose to forge, and he made sure that PBO was with her every step of the way with just as much confidence and spontaneous energy…” — Read more at The Rehearsal Studio.
“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.
“Gliding as Peter Pan is countertenor Eric Jurenas. He demonstrates himself as a true aerial acrobat. While somersaulting and hanging upside down, he sings with a strong, pleasant voice…and in understandable, clear German. Eric Jurenas as Peter Pan is the driving force of expression, the ideal casting choice.” — Read more at Online Merker. Photo: […]
“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.