• Hanna Hipp

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    Hanna Hipp

    "As the composer fit to be tied by his beloved new opera being turned into a farce, Hanna Hipp captures the ethereal aspirations of the dedicated..."Twin Cities, by Rob Hubbar (Ariadne auf Naxos, Minnesota Opera)

  • Varduhi Abrahamyan

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    Varduhi Abrahamyan

    "The young Armenian mezzo Varduhi Abrahamyan was the star surprise of the evening: her Adalgisa was beautifully sung, both in ensembles and solos, and her duet..."Roberto Herrscher, Opera News

  • Avery Amereau

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    Avery Amereau

    "With her sensual mezzo-soprano voice, Avery Amereau is achingly perfect as Lucretia."The New York Times, Anthony Tomassini

  • Gaëlle Arquez

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    Gaëlle Arquez

    "Gaëlle Arquez sings Idamante with a bright, lustrous mezzo-soprano and ably charts the prince’s coming of age."George Loomis, The New York Times

  • Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

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    Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

    "Tanja Ariane Baumgartner performed the Princess of Bouillon with phenomenal stage presence and unfailing vocal power and sonority. An absolutely sensational role debut, vigorously applauded by..."Adriane Lecouvrer at Oper Frankfurt: Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich, Opernwelt

  • Julie Boulianne

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    Julie Boulianne

    "But it’s French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Boulianne who is the one to watch – Rossini’s endless coloratura is a killer, yet she rips through ornamentation like a..."Paula Citron, Toronto Globe and Mail

  • Grace Bumbry

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  • Loriana Castellano

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  • Roxana Constantinescu

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    Roxana Constantinescu

    "Making her American stage debut, Romanian mezzo-soprano Roxana Constantinescu is unforgettable in the lead role of Angelina. Gifted with a luxurious timbre, Constantinescu mesmerizes with evocative..."Brad Richason, Examiner Minneapolis

  • Sasha Cooke

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    Sasha Cooke

    "The splendid mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke brought dark colorings and penetrating richness to her solos. "Anthony Tommasini. The New York Times

  • Alice Coote

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    Alice Coote

    "Alice Coote's extreme performance as Hercules's jealous and unhinged wife Dejanira dwarfed all her colleagues' efforts. Coote did not so much chart a descent into madness ..."Laura Battle, Financial Times

  • Marianne Crebassa

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    Marianne Crebassa

    "Marianne Crebassa is splendidly charismatic as Cecilio. "George Loomis, The New York Times

  • Julia Dawson

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    Julia Dawson

    "Julia Dawson...can release roulades of coloratura with a torrent of shimmering sound."LA Times - Mark Swed

  • Tara Erraught

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    Tara Erraught

    "Erraught showed she has the X factor...she came, she sang, she conquered."Irish Times

  • Sara Fulgoni

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    Sara Fulgoni

    "Sara Fulgoni’s luxurious performance of Dalila, fatal seduction oozing out of her beautiful mezzo. Her singing caressed the life out of Samson in ‘Mon coeur..."Samson and Delilah - Peter Reed Classical Source

  • Henriette Gödde

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    "Henriette Gödde überzeugte: ein hypnotisch dichtes "Im Treibhaus", tiefe, duftende "Träume" – das waren komplexe, gut ausgereifte Interpretationen der jungen Altistin. ..."Martin Morgenstern, Musik in Dresden. (Wagner & Folgen. Konzert zum Auftakt der Wagner-Ehrung der Hochschule für Musik Dresden 2013)

  • Susan Graham

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    Susan Graham

    "Susan Graham was a joy to watch and to hear: she delivered her lines with boldness, majesty and precision, highlighting both the most delicate and the..."Marina Romani,

  • Denyce Graves-Montgomery

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    Denyce Graves-Montgomery

    "If the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves."Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Anna Grevelius

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    "Anna Grevelius's Siébel the most attractive and sympathetic of a fine cast (English National Opera, Faust)"The Independent

  • Justina Gringyte

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    Justina Gringyte

    mezzo soprano

    "she commands the stage, alternately spitting out or sliding deliciously around in her vocal lines, imperious one minute and fragile the next."David Kettle, The Scotsman

  • Jennifer Johnson Cano

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    Jennifer Johnson Cano

    "An honesty and assurance so impressive that you want to call it bravery. "New York Times

  • Sophie Koch

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    Sophie Koch

    "Sophie Koch was quite magnificent as Venus: probably the best I have ever heard: tonally (and physically) alluring, sweetly seductive and increasingly unhinged, dramatically truthful at..."Mark Berry, Seen and Heard International

  • Agunda Kulaeva

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    Agunda Kulaeva

    Principal singer of the Bolshoi Theatre

    "" Lioubacha de la mezzo Agounda Koulaeva, la révélation de la soirée. Habituée des rôles comme Amneris et Eboli, la chanteuse..." written by Nicolas Grienenberger

  • Maya Lahyani

    Maya Lahyani

  • Jennifer Larmore

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    Jennifer Larmore

    "Jennifer Larmore, a wonderful interpreter of " bel canto ", now more and more oriented to decidedly more dramatic roles, is an exceptionally generous and technically confident artist..."Jenufa, Deutsche Oper Berlin - Lorenzo Bassi, GB Opera Magazine

  • Christel Loetzsch

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    Christel Loetzsch

    "Christel Lötzsch was the surprise of the evening. Her song was a musical listening pleasure and her performance very natural, but insistent. It was a..."Dresden / Semperoper

  • Michèle Losier

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    Michèle Losier

    "Michèle Losier (Phoebe) has an impeccable technique, which ensures a remarkable fluidity; the game scene [in Castor et Pollux] was quite expressive (especially in the..."Muse Baroque - Bruno Maury

  • Nancy Maultsby

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    Nancy Maultsby

    "Nancy Maultsby's huge, rich mezzo-soprano made a remarkable impact as Judith."Bluebeard's Castle, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Times

  • Meow Meow

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    Meow Meow

    "Meow Meow grabs the audience like a fistful of putty and moulds us into whatever she wants. We are her playthings and she is our mistress. "Kate Herbert, Herald Sun

  • Sheila Nadler

    Sheila Nadler

  • Veta Pilipenko

    Veta Pilipenko

  • Alla Pozniak

    Alla Pozniak

  • Ekaterina Semenchuk

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    Ekaterina Semenchuk

    "The anti-heroine is interpreted by the Russian singer Ekaterina Semenchuck. This gorgeous mezzo-soprano is gifted with an amazing voice; able to sing wonderful mezzo-voce with a..."Matteo Melis, Operaclick

  • Tichina Vaughn

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    Tichina Vaughn

    "[...] the "black Venus" Tichina Vaughn bewitched her minstrel with her charmingly sensual, powerful mezzo and her personal charisma. Even in her short appearance in the third..."Der Neue Merker - February 2008

  • Okka von der Damerau

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    Okka von der Damerau

    "“Einen sehr sanften Serenadenton schlägt Mehta im Misterioso an, lässt Okka von der Damerau mit ihrem wunderbaren, hell leuchtenden Mezzosopran den raunenden Friedrich-Nietzsche-Text (…) vortragen.”"Der Tagesspiegel, by Frederik Hanssen (performance of Mahler's 3rd Symphony with Staatskapelle Berlin and Zubin Mehta)

  • Frederica von Stade

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    Frederica von Stade

    "During the past three decades, Frederica von Stade has gathered legions of admirers worldwide. They're a fiercely loyal company, and it's easy to understand why. Her..."Donald Spoto, Opera News