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"UN BEL DI VEDREMO" FROM MADAMA BUTTERFLY BY G. PUCCINI
DAVID LOFTON, PIANIST
"BEFREIT" BY R. STRAUSS - JESSYE NORMAN AT 75: A CELEBRATION
MARY PINTO, PIANIST
PHOTOS BY KIA CALDWELL
FROM AIDA, TOSCA, FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES & MORE
FROM OPERA NEWS, THE NEW YORK TIMES & MORE
“Karen Slack made a lively, joyous Alice, her sweet, soft-grained soprano extending to a substantive lower register one rarely hears in this part . . .”
As Alice, Karen Slack sang with poise and radiant sound. Slack’s amply blooming high notes were especially brilliant. She and Heather Phillips, who sang Nanetta, stole the show as far as the women were concerned. . . These two women produced some of the sweetest notes and most finely shaped phrases of the evening."
"The entire cast is excellent, with standout performances by sopranos Karen Slack as Alice . . ."
"The principal voices are effective and moving. Karen Slack as Aïda soars at high volume . . . her subtle performance is outstanding. She carries herself in a way that feels always considered, never canned or forced."
"And when Slack sings, her voice wringing the ache and sorrow out of Verdi's emotive music, her Aida becomes a tiny vessel of flesh and blood, lost in a wide, wide world. . . what makes the deepest impression again and again here are the personal moments: Slack's despairing Aida"