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 […]

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 […]

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.

Quigley’s Seraphic Fire is a “taut, mellifluous force”

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s Seraphic Fire is a “taut, mellifluous force”

“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.” — […]

Quigley’s Seraphic Fire in one of the “finest concerts in ten years”

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s Seraphic Fire in one of the “finest concerts in ten years”

“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 leads PBO in “Haydn, Mozart and … Gyrowetz”

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan leads PBO in “Haydn, Mozart and … Gyrowetz”

“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.

The “gleaming tenor” of Marc Molomot

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in Marc Molomot, Reviews | No Comments
The “gleaming tenor” of Marc Molomot

“The voices were magnificent…Mark Molomot, a pink-haired Puck, sang numerous arias with a gleaming tenor, and cut a very funny figure.” — Read more at gazettes.com.

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.

Jurenas is “the driving force of expression” in ‘Peter Pan’

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 in Eric Jurenas, Reviews | No Comments
Jurenas is “the driving force of expression” in ‘Peter Pan’

“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: […]

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.