Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

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Featured in Houston Chronicle: Opera Singer Feeds Kitchen Passion

February 12, 2014

I’ve been enjoying my time performing at the Houston Early Music Festival.  I’ve also been lucky to have been featured in the Houston Chronicle discussing my two passions, music & food.  You can take a look at the article here along with one of my favorite recipes.Houston Chronicle

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CD review in L’Opera

November 5, 2013

My CD entitled “Freud und Lust” received a great review in September’s  magazine L’Opera.  Click the next link to see the review. L’Opera review.

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“St.John Passion” and Rick Erickson

March 10, 2013

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being part of a wonderful event that took place in Boulder, CO – The Boulder Bach Festival. The main performance of Bach’s dramatic and emotional “St. John Passion” and its director, Rick Erickson, received a great review in Denver.  Click here to read it.

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Singing with Texas Camerata at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

September 19, 2012
It was really lovely to sing agian with Texas Camerata at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. We performed German Baroque music and the Frost Movement of “Our Lady” by Gregory Spears. Here is the review!
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“Freud und Lust”

September 17, 2012

Here is a great review of the album “Freud und Lust” posted in the Early Music America Magazine. I recorded Buxtehude Cantatas and Bach songs with the amazingly talentedand Rick Errickson and the Holy Trinity Bach Players. You can check the review below, or go to the website and click on the new edition and go to page 26 and 27.

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Singing with the Trinity Choir & Baroque Orchestra

December 19, 2011

I absolutely love this time of the year and the wonderful music we get to perform.  Recently, I had the opportunity to sing, Handel’sMessiah” at Trinity Church with the Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra.  This piece was conducted by Julian Wachner and reviewed by Heidi Waleson of the “Wall Street Journal“.  Ms. Waleson had the following to say:

Take the alto aria “He was despised.” It can run 10 minutes or more, and feel endless its many repeats. But with subtle details, countertenor Ryland Angel and the Trinity violins, led by concertmaster Robert Mealy (who was key to the spirit of this performance), turned it into a nuanced picture of the Passion of Christ.”

And, “Part I began with a swinging overture and maintained sprightly tempi and bright colors throughout, befitting the optimism of its subject: the annunciation of the birth of Christ. “Oh thou that tellest” was a speedy, joyful exultation as Mr. Angel, the chorus, and the fierce violins threw themselves into its dancelike rhythms.”

You can read the article in its entirety, here.

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Majestic ‘Messiah’ Inspirational

December 8, 2011

George Frederick Handel’s masterwork, The Messiah, has been a part of the  holiday season for as long as any of us can remember.  I had the honor of performing this great work, under the direction of Christopher Shepard, at the gorgeous Worcester’s Mechanics Hall.  As an added bonus we were joined by 100+ voices of The Worcester Chorus, accompanied by a full orchestra.  What an amazing opportunity.  Here is what the Worchester Telegram and Gazette had to say about the concert.

In another turn to original intention, Shepard decided to use (as was the custom in Handel’s time) a male counter-tenor for some of the “high parts” usually assigned in later performances to a lower-range female. Soloist Ryland Angel brought a bit more than the purity of tone associated with counter-tenors; he embraced a certain operatic flare to his excellent delivery.” 

 To read the entire article, click here.