Quigley’s “engrossing and intense reading” of St. Matthew

Posted on Feb 17, 2018 in News, Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “engrossing and intense reading” of St. Matthew

“Quigley blended the orchestral and choral forces skillfully. His moderate tempo in the great opening chorus allowed the music to work its deeply moving spell…The many reflective chorales that provide commentary on the story benefited from Quigley’s supple play of dynamics and natural pacing….shaped with unhurried breadth by Quigley and displaying the entire ensemble’s beautifully […]

Moore’s “utterly lovely” Jezebel at Barbican

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in Diana Moore, News, Reviews | No Comments
Moore’s “utterly lovely” Jezebel at Barbican

“Diana Moore’s mezzo voice is full-bodied and resonant, and her accounts of Jezebel were full of nuanced scorn, but her O Rest in the Lord was rich and warm and utterly lovely.” — Read more at Music OMH.

“The grace of the music” under Jory Vinikour

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in Artist News, Jory Vinikour, News, Reviews | No Comments
“The grace of the music” under Jory Vinikour

Mainly behind the success was the grace of the music itself under visiting conductor Jory Vinikour. His fingers flew precise instructions simultaneously to baroque instruments and singers alike. And the sense of repetition built into baroque vocal passages was nicely varied and reconstructed. — Read more at Urban Milwaukee.

Dobson “superb” with Cleveland Orchestra

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Alexander Dobson, Reviews | No Comments
Dobson “superb” with Cleveland Orchestra

“Dobson’s German declamation was superb, and his singing assured — especially without benefit of an orchestral rehearsal.” — Read more at Cleveland Classical

Quigley and Seraphic Fire are “spellbinding, immersive”

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley and Seraphic Fire are “spellbinding, immersive”

“Meticulous performance paired with thoughtful, narrative programming to lend a sense of theatre – spellbinding, immersive” — Read more at Schmopera.

Schade “in his natural element” with Calgary Philharmonic

Posted on Jan 20, 2018 in Michael Schade, Reviews | No Comments
Schade “in his natural element” with Calgary Philharmonic

“It was a treat to have Canada’s European-based Michael Schade in the tenor role. Overall, the tenor has the most to sing and also has the most expressive music. Vocally, Schade was in his natural element here, his focused tenor voice and thorough understanding of German oratorio style evident at every turn. The final duet […]

Gil Rose leads the Beyond Festival Orchestra in Pittsburgh

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Gil Rose leads the Beyond Festival Orchestra in Pittsburgh

“Mr. Rose led the orchestra through the aggressive opening gestures with ferocity, juxtaposing the more lyrical wind solos and microtonal melodic fragments with an ear for contrast.” — Read more at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Panthaki is “sensational” and Moore “shimmering” in PBO’s Joseph with Mcgegan

Panthaki is “sensational” and Moore “shimmering” in PBO’s Joseph with Mcgegan

“Panthaki was absolutely sensational, singing with sumptuous tone, extraordinarily flexible and apparently effortless coloratura, and impeccable diction…the role of Joseph was elegantly sung by mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, whose burnished low notes resounded darkly while her shimmering high notes shone brightly…conductor Nicholas McGegan led his period-instrument orchestra in a rhythmically pulsating score.” — Read more at […]

SF Chronicle: “Rapturous soprano Panthaki helps Philharmonia’s ‘Joseph’ take flight”

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
SF Chronicle: “Rapturous soprano Panthaki helps Philharmonia’s ‘Joseph’ take flight”

“Panthaki has thankfully become a regular presence in Philharmonia concerts over the past few years, but — as with the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson before her — it becomes increasingly difficult to find words that will adequately convey the multifold splendor of her singing. It is full-bodied and rich in coloration, yet her phrases move […]

Murrihy’s “entrancing” debut with Boston Baroque

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy’s “entrancing” debut with Boston Baroque

“Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy made a memorable Boston Baroque debut, with a dolefully entrancing “He was despised.” Her vowels were tall, her lines cleanly sculpted, and her timbre refreshingly earthbound.” — Read more at The Boston Globe.