“From the softest whisper to her high C at the opening of the castle’s fifth door, and in Bartók’s deliberate mismatch between Judith’s initial optimism and the dark oppression of the orchestra, Murrihy thrills with her voice while fully inhabiting her symbolic assignment with her presence.” — Read more at The Irish Times.
“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.
“Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, in her house debut, was superb as Ruggiero. She brought the total package to the part both vocally and dramatically: beautiful timbre, gorgeous phrasing, sophisticated singing technique, sensitivity to what we understand of Baroque style.” — Read more at The Santa Fe New Mexican.
“The versatile mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy pulled her weight and more, singing the role of Semele’s sister Ino with innocent grace and soft-edged phrases and transforming into the imperious Juno with rage written on her face and venom lacing her voice.” — Read more at The Boston Globe. Photo: Kat Waterman
” From her first strutting angry mezzo entrance, Paula Murrihy commanded the stage, as intensity of attitude allowed her fully to embody jealous lovers Ino and Juno in terrestrial and heavenly spheres. Her vocal production, confident movement, and soul-mirroring countenance illuminated text and music as did only one other.” — Read more at The Boston […]
“Alto Paula Murrihy brought rapt focus and immaculate tone to “Erbarme dich,” one of Bach’s most ecstatically beautiful arias.” – Read more
…His approach was complemented well by the sweet, soothing alto of Paula Murrihy, who made many an aria transporting…. – Read more
“Paula Murrihy was a fantastic Octavian, her dark-blonde mezzo-soprano soaring effortlessly into the soprano range. Not only did she make an attractive aristo glamour boy, but was also comically gangly as Ochs’s quarry, the faux-modest maid Mariandl.” – Read more