Mezzo-Soprano

  • Hanna Hipp

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    Hanna Hipp

    "This mezzo is one of those performers who not only lights up the stage when she appears, but also pervades infectious enthusiasm. "Opera Britannia - by Miranda Jackson

  • Varduhi Abrahamyan

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    Varduhi Abrahamyan

    "But the biggest revelation was the Armenian mezzo Varduhi Abrahamyan as Ottone, Poppea’s erstwhile lover and object of Drusilla’s affections. Her deep, dusky voice..."Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times

  • 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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  • Beth Clayton

    Beth Clayton

  • 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

    "Coote filled the hall with full blooded, boisterous comedy and perfect diction as well as remarkable sensitivity."Andrew H. King, Bachtrack

  • Marianne Crebassa

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    Marianne Crebassa

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

  • Tara Erraught

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    Tara Erraught

    "...vocally and dramatically her performance was flawless..."Seen and Hear International

  • Sara Fulgoni

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    Sara Fulgoni

    "Fulgoni's Beatrice is robustly characterised and her voice is as well-nourished as her wit. And we certainly feel the heat of that strange fire within her..."Beatrice & Benedict, WNO - The Times

  • 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, Musicalcriticism.com

  • 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

    "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

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    "Lithuanian Justina Gringyte strikes real sparks in her brief appearance as Sparafucile’s sister, Maddalena, in Act III. "The Stage Reviews by David Gutman

  • Jill Grove

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    Jill Grove

    "Mezzo-soprano Jill Grove... delivered a Klytemnestra with chilling impact. Her rich, dark voice was fraught with fear. She’s tormented by horrific dreams that Oreste will..."George Bulanda, The Detroit News

  • 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

  • Maya Lahyani

    Maya Lahyani

  • Jennifer Larmore

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    Jennifer Larmore

    "Jennifer Larmore, a superb star 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

  • Susanne Mentzer

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    Susanne Mentzer

    "Mentzer was a charismatic Dido, unspooling Purcell's long, slow melodies in a mezzo voice subtly textured with smoke and golden fire."Chicago Sun-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

  • Kelley O’Connor

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    Kelley O’Connor

    "Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor cut her long hair short, a controversial move. But not only did it add to her vulnerability as Mary [in Peter Sellars's staging..."Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

  • 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

  • Renée Tatum

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    Renée Tatum

    "Fortunately Renée Tatum was such a commanding and dramatic presence that she held one’s attention whenever she was on stage…her agility in coloratura..."John von Rhein, Opera

  • 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

    "Frau von der Damerau begeistert mit ihrem wunderbar warmen und ausdrucksstark geprägten Mezzosopran und fantastischer darstellerischer Präsenz."Oper Aktuell

  • 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