Soprano

  • Elsa Benoit

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    Elsa Benoit

    "Hervorragend waren die Sängerinnen und Sänger präpaiert, allen voran Elsa Benoit in der weiblichen Hauptrolle der Comtesse Adèle. Sie darf sich eines..."Klassik Info by Lauter Witzchen (Le Comte Ory, Bayerische Staatsoper, April 2015)

  • Johanni van Oostrum

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    Johanni van Oostrum

    "The Marschallin of Johanni van Oostrum makes the evening worthwhile: Singing with clear and tender attention to the text, her voice blossoming wonderfully with generous radiance..."Neue Musikzeitung, Joachim Lange (Der Rosenkavalier DNT Weimar)

  • 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

  • Norah Amsellem

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    Norah Amsellem

    "As that wife, Norah Amsellem is a beautiful woman with a warm spinto voice. She impressively floated lovely phrases without ever sounding forced or strident. Her..."The Opera Critic

  • Jane Archibald

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    Jane Archibald

    "...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

  • Gun-Brit Barkmin

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    Gun-Brit Barkmin

    "Gun-Brit Barkmin impresses in her Vienna role debut as an intense, articulate, dramatically marvellous Sieglinde. Barkmin’s voice masters every challenge of the part and her..."Kurier, by Peter Jarolin (Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Wiener Staatsoper)

  • Allison Bell

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    Allison Bell

    "To the character of Sierva Maria, Allison Bell brings a soprano of great agility and lustre; the coloratura writing is delightfully outrageous, but her virtuosity is..."Christopher Ballantine, Opera Magazine, CD Review Glyndebourne Label Live Recording of Love and Other Demons, Peter Eötvös

  • Christine Brandes

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    Christine Brandes

    "For Pamina, there was no contest: Christine Brandes had the role down perfectly, and sang it beautifully. "Seattle Times, Bernard Jacobson

  • Measha Brueggergosman

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    Measha Brueggergosman

    "Measha Brueggergosman's rich, creamy voice, with its solid core and ringing top notes perfectly suits Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder. Her deeply felt, finely nuanced singing captures the..."Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com

  • Alyson Cambridge

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    Alyson Cambridge

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

  • Layla Claire

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    Layla Claire

    "Layla Claire was a wonderful Fiordiligi...acting and singing her role with humour when needed, depth when called for. Her second act aria, Per pieta, was..."Robert Harris, Globe and Mail

  • Danielle de Niese

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    Danielle de Niese

    "One of the most sought-after singers on the planet."BBC Radio

  • 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

    "Indeed, in this concert presentation it would be hard to be gloomy about anything sung by Cummings’s Semele, Anna Devin. With a voice as liquid..."Geoff Brown, The Times

  • 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

  • Hibla Gerzmava

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    Hibla Gerzmava

    "The sensational soprano Hibla Gerzmava is the most remarkable new talent encountered in many a year. "James Sohre, Opera Today

  • 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

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

  • Malin Hartelius

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    Malin Hartelius

    "Malin Hartelius sang Fiordiligi’s music brilliantly at breakneck speed"Oe24

  • Aleksandra Kurzak

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    Aleksandra Kurzak

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

  • Christiane Libor

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    Christiane Libor

    "The revelation and reward is Christiane Libor’s roof-raising Ada, a dramatic soprano with the goods."Francis Carlin, Financial Times

  • Catherine Malfitano

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  • Sydney Mancasola

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    Sydney Mancasola

    "Her combination of deep-colored voice, solid technique, and general sense of fun was something any right-minded opera company would jump at."David Patrick Stearns - Philadelphia Inquirer

  • 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

  • Audra McDonald

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    Audra McDonald

    "Audra McDonald’s strengths as a musician have always been best sensed in transitions, the way the singer shifts among registers and styles with uncanny fluidity...."Matthew Guerrieri, The Boston Globe

  • Angela Meade

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    Angela Meade

    "“[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, 19 June 2013

  • Mary Mills

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    Mary Mills

    "The American soprano Mary Mills scores a major success as Katya, dealing handily with the character’s passionate outbursts while bringing poise and sensitivity to her..."George Loomis, The New York Times

  • 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

  • Tatiana Monogarova

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    Tatiana Monogarova

    "As Lisa, Tatiana Monogarova moved with a ballerina's grace and sang with a full, rich and radiant soprano."Dallas Morning News, by Scott Cantrell (Lisa in Queen of Spades, Houston Grand Opera)

  • Melody Moore

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    Melody Moore

    "Hers is a lyric voice with distinctively dark overtones and a spinto reach to lend power and excitement. The names of Renata Tebaldi and Gabriella Tucci..."Edward Seckerson, The Independent

  • 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

    "The soprano Susanna Phillips had what could be a breakthrough night at the Met as Fiordiligi, who is betrothed to Guglielmo. She has the purity and..."Anthony Tommassini, The New York Times

  • Sandrine Piau

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    Sandrine Piau

    "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

    "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

  • Jessica Rivera

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    Jessica Rivera

    "Jessica Rivera as Kitty gave the most compelling performance of the evening. She was capable of filling the stage and reaching out to the listener even..."Liisamaija Hautsalo, Turun Sanomat

  • Twyla Robinson

    Twyla Robinson

  • Tatyana Ryaguzova

    Tatyana Ryaguzova

  • Hulkar Sabirova

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    Hulkar Sabirova

    "Any performance of Lucia di Lammermoor hangs upon its soprano, and Hulkar Sabirova rose admirably to the occasion. Sabirova’s voice is rich and creamy, her..."http://bachtrack.com/de Deutscher Oper, Berlin 12 May 2014

  • 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

  • Albina Shagimuratova

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    Albina Shagimuratova

    "In Albina Shagimuratova, the superb Russian soprano who was making her Lyric debut as Gilda, the company has found a shining star indeed. She walked away..."John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, February 2013

  • Marina Shaguch

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  • Nadine Sierra

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    Nadine Sierra

    "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

    "Die entzückende Norina von Chiara Skerath verbindet Koloraturgewandtheit mit warmer Kantabilität.[The delightful Norina of Chiara Skerath combines agile coloraturas with warm cantabile.]"Gerhard Kramer, Wiener Zeitung

  • Lauren Snouffer

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  • Heidi Stober

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    Heidi Stober

    "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

  • Laura Tatulescu

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    Laura Tatulescu

    "The central figure of Blanche was sung by the American-Romanian Laura Tatulescu. (…) In her role debut, Tatulescu proved to simply be an ideal Blanche - with..."Der Opernfreund (Blanche de la Force in Les Dialogues des Carmélites)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Deborah Voigt

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    Deborah Voigt

    "Voigt gives Brünnhilde a steely joy. " Die Walküre, The Metropolitan Opera, Justin Davidson New York Magazine

  • 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

  • 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