“Murrihy thrills with her voice” in Bluebeard’s Castle

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
“Murrihy thrills with her voice” in Bluebeard’s Castle

“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.

Murrihy “is a marvel to behold”

Posted on Oct 13, 2018 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy “is a marvel to behold”

Murrihy as Judith is a marvel to behold, giving an impassioned and physically-committed performance, her voice rich and expressive, full of colour. — Read more at goldenplec.com.

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.

Murrihy’s “honeyed tones” at Santa Fe Opera

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy’s “honeyed tones” at Santa Fe Opera

“…mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy sang a full compliment of opera seria arias with honeyed tones as the knight Ruggiero.” — Maria Nockin, BWW Review

Murrihy “superb” in house debut at Santa Fe

Posted on Jul 30, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy “superb” in house debut at Santa Fe

“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.

Paula Murrihy’s “innocent grace”

Posted on May 6, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Paula Murrihy’s “innocent grace”

“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

Paula Murrihy “commanded the stage”

Posted on May 6, 2017 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Paula Murrihy “commanded the stage”

” 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 […]

Murrihy’s “immaculate tone” with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy’s “immaculate tone” with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

“Alto Paula Murrihy brought rapt focus and immaculate tone to “Erbarme dich,” one of Bach’s most ecstatically beautiful arias.” – Read more

Murrihy’s “powerfully performed” ‘St. Matthew’s Passion’

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy’s “powerfully performed” ‘St. Matthew’s Passion’

…His approach was complemented well by the sweet, soothing alto of Paula Murrihy, who made many an aria transporting…. – Read more

Murrihy “fantastic” as Octavian with Dutch National Opera

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 in Paula Murrihy, Reviews | No Comments
Murrihy “fantastic” as Octavian with Dutch National Opera

“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