McGegan, Moore, Panthaki’s recording of “Joseph makes a strong impression”

McGegan, Moore, Panthaki’s recording of “Joseph makes a strong impression”

“Conductor Nicholas McGegan makes the musical points tell precisely and his energy affects the entire performance, carrying it through the slow parts of the piece. Diana Moore is simply perfect, her crystalline diction making it possible to distinguish every word she sings. Nicholas Phan as Simeon and Sherezade Panthaki as Joseph’s wife Asenath are similarly […]

Panthaki “a new, trailblazing” singer of old music

Posted on Jun 22, 2019 in Artist News, Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki “a new, trailblazing” singer of old music

“Sherezade Panthaki sings her most daring and brilliant aria in this performance of Haendel’s ‘Samson’—and thereby totally delights colleagues and audience alike. No wonder that this woman—according to the libretto—slays seemingly invincible Samson’s strength: with her exuberant virtuosity, with her elegance and her powerful radiance, Panthaki is a new, trailblazing type among the female singers […]

“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 […]