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 […]

Molomot’s “humor and lightness” in Dido and Aeneas

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Artist News, Marc Molomot, Reviews | No Comments
Molomot’s “humor and lightness” in Dido and Aeneas

“Marc Molomot led the sailors’ song with aplomb…” —Read more at Operawire “Tenor Marc Molomot’s sailor injected a touch of humor and lightness in the tragedy with his boisterous singing of ‘Come away, fellow sailors’.” —Read more at Seen and Heard International

“Kelly declaimed the poet’s despondent musings in a high, oaken baritone”

Posted on Jun 8, 2019 in Artist News, Michael Kelly, Reviews | No Comments
“Kelly declaimed the poet’s despondent musings in a high, oaken baritone”

“Michael Kelly declaimed the poet’s despondent musings in a high, oaken baritone, strongly inflecting the long phrases, biting off the words with fierce diction. “If these were not the most cuddly songs ever written, one could certainly admire their craft and restraint, and Kelly’s ability to sustain a long line.” —Read more at New York […]

Adams “especially excellent” at San Francisco Symphony’s Carmina Burana

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Artist News, Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams “especially excellent” at San Francisco Symphony’s Carmina Burana

“Soloists for Carmina burana were baritone Hadleigh Adams, tenor Nicholas Phan, and soprano Nikki Einfeld. All were excellent, perhaps especially Hadleigh Adams, whose robust baritone rang forth with great command and fine Latin and German diction. Adams also negotiated beautifully the vocal shift into falsetto in Dies, nox et omnia/Day, night and all the world. Moreover, Hadleigh Adams initiated some […]

Kelly’s “big rich” and “mellifluous baritone handled the difficult dramatic moments surreptitiously on transgender.”

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in Artist News, Michael Kelly, Reviews | No Comments
Kelly’s “big rich” and “mellifluous baritone handled the difficult dramatic moments surreptitiously on transgender.”

“We meet Hannah performed by Michael Kelly, a big rich baritone, who is pedaling around on his delivery bike tossing newspapers on doorsteps. He shows us the soft silky blouse with a bow that he wears under his masculine windbreaker. From time to time, as he sings, he stuffs socks where his breasts should be. […]

“Dobson encapsulates a distinctly dark, sinister side”

Posted on May 27, 2019 in Alexander Dobson, Artist News, Reviews | No Comments
“Dobson encapsulates a distinctly dark, sinister side”

“Alexander Dobson confidently captured my attention immediately as the story begins when he sings in his rich baritone voice. “Mr. Dobson encapsulates a distinctly dark, sinister side to The Master’s character which sent a chill down my spine.” —Read more at ONSTAGE BLOG

“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. […]

Kirkby is “delicate” and “detailed” in recital

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Emma Kirkby, Reviews | No Comments
Kirkby is “delicate” and “detailed” in recital

“British soprano and early music icon Emma Kirkby’s performance of Italian, French and English Baroque lute songs, alongside lutenist Jakob Lindberg, was as delicate as it was detailed.” -Read more at Sydney Morning Herald.