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Recent acclaim for ADA Artists

McNeese “wonderfully embodies” Cenerentola in Tulsa

“Tulsa native LAUREN MCNEESE, making her second appearance with Tulsa Opera, wonderfully embodies the title role. For the slow and dreamy aria, “Una volta c’era un rè,” McNeese used a rich, rounded, warm tone. . . And for the climactic “Nacqui all’affanno, al pianto,” as Cinderella describes a “happily ever … read more

RAVE reviews are out for Syracuse Opera’s “Die Fledermaus” starring Michael Mayes, Cindy Sadler and Katrina Thurman!

” The two female leads, Jennifer Goode Cooper as Rosalinde and KATRINA THURMAN as Adele, were in fine vocal form throughout the evening. Thurman’s light lyric soprano, which borders on soubrette, is perfectly suited to the role of the maid, Adele. She has an immediately attractive bright and warm vocal … read more

In Review: Emily Birsan in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Capriccio”

“Similarly, the cacophony in the debate resembles the opening of the third act of Der Rosenkavalier, where the Italian singer recurs in Capriccio as two Italian singers, which EMILY BIRSAN and Juan José de Léon execute with theatrical irony and musical deftness.” -Seen and Heard International

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Tulsa World does feature on Lauren McNeese & upcoming Cenerentola

Lauren McNeese is quite happy that she gets to be a girl all year.

For a mezzo-soprano like McNeese, who performs with opera companies throughout the country, that is a little unusual.

Mezzo-sopranos are often cast in “pants roles,” playing young men such as Cherubino, the rambunctious page in “The … read more

Masters shows “huge stage presence and strong vocal line” in ENO “Girl of the Golden West”

“Nicholas Masters showed huge stage presence and a strong vocal line as Ashby the Wells Fargo man. . . ”

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