“Bach given uplifting treatment” by McGegan, Bragle, & Panthaki

“Bach given uplifting treatment” by McGegan, Bragle, & Panthaki

“McGegan is a jolly man who clearly loves his work and engages with the performers and audience with utmost geniality. It is impossible not be drawn into the general air of ‘isn’t this all fun?’ that radiates from face, his demeanour, and his conducting. This very ‘up’ view of life spilled over into the music […]

Panthaki “handled high tessitura with ease” and Cooley’s “greasepaint sensibility”

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki, Thomas Cooley | No Comments
Panthaki “handled high tessitura with ease” and Cooley’s “greasepaint sensibility”

“Thomas Cooley brought the greasepaint sensibility most pungently in his animated ‘A thousand, thousand ways we’ll find’ with the chorus. “Soprano Sherezade Panthaki handled the hushed dynamics and high tessitura of ‘See, even Night herself’ with ease…” —Read more at Chicago Classical Review

Panthaki’s “superhuman vocal stamina”

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki’s “superhuman vocal stamina”

“Well-known throughout Baroque performance circles, Panthaki showed no fear of the space in the University Chapel, displaying a voice which soared into the Gothic architecture. It takes an unusual singer to fill the Chapel acoustic as a soloist, and especially in the upper registers, Panthaki’s voice was clear all the way to the last pew. […]

Handel’s ‘Saul’ gets “heroic treatment” by McGegan, Van Doren & Panthaki

Handel’s ‘Saul’ gets “heroic treatment” by McGegan, Van Doren & Panthaki

“Saturday’s performance, which repeats Friday in San Francisco and Saturday in Palo Alto to close Philharmonia’s 38th season, found McGegan and ensemble in top form, powering through the two hour, 50-minute score with brisk, unflagging energy…Robust bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch thundered appropriately, relishing every moments of Saul’s badness, and sopranos Sherezade Panthaki (Michal) and Yulia Van […]

McGegan, Van Doren, and Panthaki in an “expansive” Saul

McGegan, Van Doren, and Panthaki in an “expansive” Saul

“McGegan’s leadership brought out the score’s color and vibrancy. Not even the peevish Saul himself could have begrudged the performers their success…Soprano Sherezade Panthaki brought her trademark clarity and tonal sensuality to the role of Michal…Yulia Van Doren (Merab) and tenor Aaron Sheehan (Jonathan) acquitted themselves handsomel” -Read more at SF Datebook.

…”thrilling surprises” from Sherezade Panthaki

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
…”thrilling surprises” from Sherezade Panthaki

“Soloists added to the work’s thrilling surprises: Soprano Sherezade Panthaki, warm in her lower register before hitting the stratosphere…” — Read more at Orlando Sentinel.

McGegan, Panthaki, and PBO bring “Atalanta” to Caramoor

Posted on Jul 22, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
McGegan, Panthaki, and PBO bring “Atalanta” to Caramoor

“Mr. McGegan is always welcome in New York, his personality and conducting skills double-treats….Mr. McGegan has performed this Handel pastorale several times, even gave it the only recording. He loves it, and he made the audience love it…with equal passion…Then we come to Ms. Panthaki herself…this Atalanta was athletic, rugged, the goddess-hunter, the sister of […]

Panthaki’s “sumptuous, and technically flawless” Bach

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki’s “sumptuous, and technically flawless” Bach

“Sherezade Panthaki’s voice is perfectly suited to Bach. It is lush, sumptuous, and technically flawless…To close out the program, Sherezade Panthaki returned on stage to sing Bach’s Wedding Cantata; and here the vocal agility and lush tone of Sherezade Panthaki created wonders. I can’t imagine hearing a better vocal rendition of this great cantata than […]

Agnew & Panthaki with Music of the Baroque

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Artist News, Paul Agnew, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Agnew & Panthaki with Music of the Baroque

Panthaki’s seamless legato and fervent commitment to words and music in Handel’s “Salve regina,”…had this rarity falling most gracefully on the ear…Agnew’s numerous seasons with MOB, as both tenor soloist in the Bach Passions and, more recently, conductor, presaged the stylish refinement of sound and feeling he achieved on behalf of Pergolesi’s sacred masterpiece. — […]

McGegan, PBO, Panthaki “precise and expressive” in Chicago

McGegan, PBO, Panthaki “precise and expressive” in Chicago

“In each the singers and players were as stylish, precise and expressive as one would expect, given that McGegan is a lively conductor who in 32 years has made the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale one of the finest such groups in the United States…But Panthaki’s contributions excelled even that, eliciting audible sighs of contentment […]