Adams’ “vocals are ridiculously stunning”

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ “vocals are ridiculously stunning”

“Standing out in particular in a great cast to start with, are Hadleigh Adams (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm) and comic relief Sanne Franssen (Petra, the maid of Anne). . .Adams’ character Count Malcolm is unreasonable and jealous. He’s flammable but passionate, and his vocals are ridicously stunning, which serves his character well. In conclusion, if you’re […]

Seattle Times: “Bragle was the surprise of the evening”

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 in Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Seattle Times: “Bragle was the surprise of the evening”

“The four vocal soloists…were well chosen…Bragle was the surprise of the evening in a remarkably moving “Agnus Dei,” full of subtlety and feeling. -Read more at The Seattle Times. Photo: Brandon Patoc

Halls displays “profound understanding” with H&H

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 in Matthew Halls, Reviews | No Comments
Halls displays “profound understanding” with H&H

” The only word that could accurately capture Halls’ conducting ability would be ‘versatile.’ His capability to be subtle yet expressive demonstrates his extremely profound understanding of the music and his capacity to transmit that passion to each musician on stage. At several points throughout the concert, Halls extended this connection to the audience, and […]

Taylor leads TEM with “sensitivity to pacing and texture”

Posted on Mar 10, 2019 in Daniel Taylor, Reviews | No Comments
Taylor leads TEM with “sensitivity to pacing and texture”

“It is so rare in these parts for such a large group of well-matched musicians to present Israel in Egypt that it was enough of a treat to hear this remarkable score performed live. It was even better to have someone with Taylor’s sensitivity to pacing and texture on the podium.” -Read more at The Toronto […]

McGegan and PBO are ” eloquent and theatrically savvy”

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan and PBO are ” eloquent and theatrically savvy”

“Most of the program, though, was devoted to music of the Baroque, including an all-Handel first half that came as the latest reminder of how eloquent and theatrically savvy McGegan and the orchestra are in this music. (It also served as a persuasive teaser for the season-ending performances of Handel’s oratorio “Saul” on April 6-13.) […]

Bragle’s “beautiful blend” at Winter Park Bach Fest

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Bragle’s “beautiful blend” at Winter Park Bach Fest

Wilson, the soprano, and Bragle, singing mezzo, have a beautiful blend and the kind of psychic link that lets them cut off phrases simultaneously and seemingly effortlessly. They explained they are longtime friends and musical collaborators, as they took questions from the audience on everything from favorite music to life on the road. – Read […]

Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th Birthday Concert at Wigmore

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Artist News, Emma Kirkby, Reviews | No Comments
Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th Birthday Concert at Wigmore

It is difficult to believe, but Dame Emma Kirkby is 70 and to celebrate the Wigmore Hall invited her to perform, and with typical generosity she chose to share the platform with colleagues and younger contemporaries. – Read more at Planet Hugill.

McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the Granada

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the Granada

“Under McGegan’s baton, the orchestra achieved full parity with the soloist, a challenge given baroque period performance priorities…The Schubert symphony sparkled with post-Beethovenian ingenuity of the first rank.” – Read more at The Santa Barbara Independent .

Dobson “authoritative both in voice and in stage presence.”

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Alexander Dobson, Reviews | No Comments
Dobson “authoritative both in voice and in stage presence.”

“The always dependable baritone Alexander Dobson made an excellent King Karl, authoritative both in voice and in stage presence. Schubert’s frequent requirements for Karl to sing in his lowermost range posed no difficulty for him. In fact, he seemed to relish sounding such Sarastro-like depths.” – Read more at Stage Door

Dobson “won the audience” at Artis Naples

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in Alexander Dobson, Reviews | No Comments
Dobson “won the audience” at Artis Naples

“…bass-baritone Alexander Dobson won the audience with the dramatic persona in his lover’s plea, “Con queste paroline”” – Read more at Naples News