• Ying Fang

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    Ying Fang

    "Ying Fang, the production’s Susanna, is already so sure in her instincts and so focused on her aesthetic goals that she can surmount any obstacle..."Fred Cohn, OPERA NEWS

  • Julie Adams

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    Julie Adams

    "The soprano Julie Adams, from California, impressed me as the most mature of the winners with her elegant account of an aria from Debussy’s lyric..."The New York Times - Anthony Tommasini

  • Maria Agresta

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    Maria Agresta

    "Maria Agresta è l'altra autentica rivelazione di quest'anno verdiano. Con dominio tecnico, intensità espressiva e dosaggio dei colori, finalmente si ascolta una Desdemona non evanescente."Enrico Girardi, Corriere della Sera

  • Jane Archibald

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    "...a fine cast of excellent voices, led by Canadians Russell Braun, Michael Schade, and Jane Archibald – a musical tour de force. ... Jane Archibald's Donna Anna was..."The Globe and Mail

  • Deanna Breiwick

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    Deanna Breiwick

    "Headlining the excellent cast of young singers was soprano Deanna Breiwick in the title role. Breiwick has a lyric voice, well suited to Mozart...One hopes..."Opera News

  • Chloé Briot

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    "Chloé Briot’s bright, birdlike Yniold, was a great luxury"Anna Picard, The Times

  • Alyson Cambridge

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    Alyson Cambridge

    "“Radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling and artistically imaginative”"The Washington Post

  • Ellie Dehn

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    Ellie Dehn

    "The star of the show was Ellie Dehn... a charismatic soprano with great stage presence and a voice combining metallic clarity and sensual richness."Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

  • Anna Devin

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    Anna Devin

    "Anna Devin's Susanna is the stand-out performance. Bright of voice and quick of intellect, Devin owns Act I when Susanna is confronted with a succession of..."Thom Dibdin,

  • Oksana Dyka

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    Oksana Dyka

    "[...] the young Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka, is nothing less than sensational."Göran Forsling, Seen and Heard

  • Joyce El-Khoury

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    Joyce El-Khoury

    "Soprano Joyce El-Khoury (...) sang the famous aria "Song to the Moon" with heartbreaking longing. El-Khoury was the star, her creamy voice inflecting deep desire, disappointment and..."My San Antonio, by Deborah Martin (Rusalka at San Antonio Opera)

  • Renée Fleming

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    Renée Fleming

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    "The Beautiful Voice soared, swelled and glistened at the Kennedy Center on Saturday night. Renee Fleming, the soprano possessed of this sobriquet, gave a recital at..."Anne Midgette, Washington Post

  • Mirella Freni

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    Mirella Freni

    "Veneration of one's elders is not a concept that holds much water these days, although grand opera may be an exception. Broken voices with glorious pasts..."The New York Times

  • Lucrecia García

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    Lucrecia García

    "Yet the evening's greatest vocal triumph belonged to soprano Lucrecia Garcia, who made a superb company debut as Odabella in a performance marked by clarion, precise..."Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Angela Gheorghiu

    Angela Gheorghiu

  • Christine Goerke

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    Christine Goerke

    "Above all, Goerke brings a vocal bloom to the role of Elektra that few sopranos today could match. "The New York Times

  • Maria Guleghina

    Maria Guleghina

  • Olga Guryakova

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    "Olga Guryakova looked lovely as the feisty Oxana, displaying some of the glinting tone and attractive musicality..."John Allison, Opera

  • Shelley Jackson

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    Shelley Jackson

    "Jackson's voice sparkled with a diamond like brilliance in Quando m'en vo'. In Act IV, as she tells of Mimi's collapse and later..."Seen and Heard International - Rick Perdian

  • Aleksandra Kurzak

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    Aleksandra Kurzak

    "Kurzak’s majestically pure voice triumphs."Sophia Shluger, Londonist

  • Catherine Malfitano

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  • Sydney Mancasola

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    Sydney Mancasola

    "Sydney Mancasola was an enchanting Manon, her soprano radiant and glittering in the display writing, and offering a surprising dose of lyric weight in mid-range. "Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News

  • Zuzana Marková

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    "La soprano tchèque Zuzana Markova a en effet tout pour plaire: une plastique avantageuse, un jeu subtil, une diction correcte, un timbre chatoyant, une d..."Vincent Deloge, ResMusica

  • Meechot Marrero

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    Meechot Marrero

    "Soprano Meechot Marrero was a revelation…a young Puerto Rican star with a great career ahead. "Periódico El Nuevo Día, Luis Hernández Mergal

  • Ana María Martínez

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    Ana María Martínez

    "Back at Lyric was the charismatic soprano Ana María Martínez, whose beautifully sung and finely detailed Marguerite was the linchpin of [the] performance. Not..."John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

  • Angela Meade

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    "“[Angela Meade] has a strong, supple voice, a knack for floating soft high notes, and an unusual agility in the rapid-fire technique of bel canto singing…” “..." Mike Silverman, The Associated Press

  • Tatiana Melnychenko

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    Tatiana Melnychenko

    "... the young Ukrainian Tatiana Melnychenko is an exceptional Abigaille, powerful and equal in all registers, but at the same time flexible and musical: we must say..."FORUM OPERA - LE MAGIZINE DE L'OPÉRA ET DU MONDE LIRIQUE, review Arena Di Verona,

  • Liudmyla Monastyrska

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    Liudmyla Monastyrska

    "It is Liudmyla Monastyrska’s vocally scorching Abigaille, grandly of the old school in volume, tone and technical bravado, who raises the temperature of the evening...."Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

  • Melody Moore

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    Melody Moore

    "As I left the auditorium, I could only think: more of Moore, please."Fred Cohn, Opera News

  • Mélissa Petit

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    Mélissa Petit

    "[... ] Mélissa Petit was delightful as Edilia, with a luminous soprano who has in the coloratura enormous mobility."Thomas Molke, Online Muzik Magazin

  • Susanna Phillips

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    Susanna Phillips

    "Soprano Susanna Phillips draws big laughs and spins yard upon yard of silken coloratura as the haughty Arminda, who sets her cap for a handsome count,..."John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

  • Sandrine Piau

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    "Piau lives intensely each fluctuating shade of feeling, colouring the text expressively and using the ‘sighing’ appoggiaturas so characteristic of French Baroque music to heighten the..."Richard Wigmore, Gramophone

  • Jessica Pratt

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    "Jessica Pratt, making her role debut, is more than a match as the Syrian Queen, and went straight to the heart with an astonishing lengthy and..."Sunday Express

  • Yasko Sato

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    Yasko Sato

    "Yasko Sato, giovane soprano giapponese che in soli due o tre anni di carriera sembra aver già fatto proprio il ruolo di Cio-Cio-San, e non solo..."GBOPERA - Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze

  • Ekaterina Scherbachenko

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    Ekaterina Scherbachenko

    "On the following evening, the Tatiana was the young soprano Ekaterina Shcherbachenko, who was by far the most interesting singer in the second cast, both in..."José M. Irurzun, Seen and Heard International

  • Sarah Shafer

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    "She has a beautifully crystalline sound, perfectly true intonation, glowing warmth, and a total presence that (if not huge or showy) hews in meaningful ways to..."Peter Dobrin - Philadelphia Inquirer - L'elisir d'amore - Opera Philadephia

  • Albina Shagimuratova

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    Albina Shagimuratova

    "With the return of Lucia di Lammermoor to the Met Opera stage last night, Albina Shagimuratova is one of the best things now going for Donizetti...."Wilborn Hampton, The Huffington Post

  • Marina Shaguch

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  • Nadine Sierra

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    "There was no way to listen to soprano Nadine Sierra…and feel anything but awe and delight―a combination of admiration for her current gifts and..."San Francisco Chronicle

  • Chiara Skerath

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    Chiara Skerath

    "Admirable en tout point, Chiara Skerath ajoute à une technique brillante un timbre velouté qui confère une héroïque tendresse au personnage de Lucio Silla ..."Jacques Bonnaire

  • Heidi Stober

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    "The petite soprano Heidi Stober was wonderful as Zdenka, who, as a young man, calls herself Zdenko. Dressed in a trim gray suit, with short blond..."Anthony Tomassini, The New York Times

  • Kiri Te Kanawa

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    Kiri Te Kanawa

    "For Dame Kiri, the beauty is the voice itself. "The New York Times

  • Elena Tsallagova

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    Elena Tsallagova

    "Elena Tsallagova was outstanding as the unbalanced Contessa di Folleville, her agile soprano able to reach coloratura heights without apparent effort or loss of quality. "John McCann, Opera

  • Maria Valdes

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    Maria Valdes

    "Soprano Maria Valdes used her silvery tone, glassily smooth phrasing, and fine-caliber dynamics"Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice

  • Katie Van Kooten

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    Katie Van Kooten

    "...a major operatic talent. Her singing has something of the same glow radiated by Te Kanawa or Freni, and her endearing charm and bright smile make..."The Daily Telegraph

  • Amber Wagner

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    Amber Wagner

    "[As Elisabeth in Tannhäuser]...she produced a gleaming, ample and effortless sound that also was warm and womanly when it needed to be. This is..."John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

  • Laura Wilde

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    Laura Wilde

    "In the title role [of Jenufa], American soprano Laura Wilde was a revelation. Making her European debut, Wilde sang with a radiant, richly textured soprano and..."Claire Seymour, Opera Today

  • Jennifer Wilson

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    Jennifer Wilson

    " Surely she is today the brightest soprano, with high notes that are like whiplashes, full of power and pitched exactly right...To my mind, she could..."Seen and Heard International