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Recent acclaim for ADA Artists

Reviews are in for Maestro DAVID ANGUS and “The Love Potion” at BLO!

“In the pit, David Angus conducted with sensitivity and gentle momentum, paying full due to the ostinato-like motifs of Martin’s music.” -Angelo Mao on The Boston Classical Review

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“David Angus’s conducting allowed the music to breathe as it must, also in its silences” – Jeremy Eichler in … read more

In Review: Faircloth, Boehler and Hilley in Madison “Fidelio”

“Opposite LoBianco for much of the opera is BOEHLER’s Rocco, an excellent bass with resonance to spare. It’s he who makes the trio of Leonore, Marzelline and Rocco so electrifying in Act I; his voice has fantastic dexterity and power.

The young tenor CLAY HILLEY finds a satisfying dramatic arc … read more

Mayes is hailed as the “standout vocal performance” in MOT “Butterfly”

” The standout vocal performance, however, is that of Michael Mayes as Sharpless, the U.S. Consul in Nagasaki, Japan. His flawless [baritone] carries through the audience as consistently and powerfully as any of the instruments in the orchestra pit.” -Daily Tribune

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“Baritone Michael Mayes’ warm, orotund voice … read more

In Review: Slayden and Barron in Arizona “Rigoletto”

“Jason Slayden ‘s performance as the licentious womanizing Duke of Mantua is equally convincing. His voice is rich and flowing, and he gives a distinctive turn as a playboy-type Duke of deceit.. . . It is gifted with notable performances by . . . Joseph Barron as Count Monterone” -Broadway … read more

Birsan offers “clean, sophisticated tone and miraculously crisp diction” in KSO concert!

“While the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s artist booking policy often leans toward young artists at the beginning of careers, few of these have impressed and captivated in so many different ways as did soprano EMILY BIRSAN in her appearance in the orchestra’s Masterworks concerts this weekend. . . While one was … read more