Lyric Fest in the press

This page contains links to reviews of Lyric Fest’s performances over the years, as well as other mentions in the media.

2013/2014

Broad Street Review review of Dear March — Come In by Tom Purdom (PDF version: Tom Purdom Review – Dear March)

Philadelphia Inquirer preview of Dear March — Come In by John Timpane Preview – John Timpane Dear March (PDF)

Philadelphia Inquirer article by David Patrick Stearns: Audiences growing for song recitals (PDF)

Philadelphia Inquirer review by David Patrick Stearns of Biography in Music — Benjamin Britten (PDF version of full review: Britten illuminated thanks to Lyric Fest)

2012/2013

Broad Street Review review of the Rosetta Stone by Tom Purdom, May 2013 (PDF version: Lyric Fest – Rosetta Stone – Broad Street Review)

Review of Journey Toward Freedom, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2013 (PDF version: Lyricfest presents Journey Toward Freedom – Philly)

Review of Journey Toward Freedom by Lewis Whittington on ConcertoNet.com (PDF version: ConcertoNet review of Journey Toward Freedom)

Philadelphia Inquirer review by David Patrick Stearns of A New Journey Into Song, January 2013 (PDF version: Lyric Fest song cycles at AVA variation on a Schubert theme – Philly)

Review of A Tu Corazón by Tom Purdom, Broad Street Review, November 2012 (PDF version: Spanish songs by Lyric Fest (1st review) _ Broad Street Review)

Review of A Tu Corazón by Steve Cohen, Broad Street Review, November 2012 (PDF version: Spanish songs by Lyric Fest (2nd review) _ Broad Street Review) — also published in TheOperaCritic.com (PDF: The Opera Critic Reviews __ Academy of Vocal Arts)

2011/2012

Review of Once Upon a Time by Tom Purdom in the Broad Street Review, May 2012 (PDF version: Lyric Fest Three operas for children _ Broad Street Review)

Philadelphia Inquirer review of A Very Good Year — Happy Birthday to 1912 by David Patrick Stearns, March 2012. (PDF version: Lyric Fest tips a musical hat to 1912 – Philly)

Philadelphia Inquirer review of To Kiss the Earth by David Patrick Stearns, November 2011. (PDF version: 3 engaging new works for voice and string quartet – Philly)

Review of The Bawdy Bard in the Broad Street Review by Tom Purdom, September 2011. (PDF version: Lyric Fest Bawdy Bard Broad Street Review)

Review of The Bawdy Bard by Lewis Whittington in ConcertoNet.com. (PDF version: Bawdy Bard review ConcertoNet)

2010/2011

Reviews of Stranger Things:

Review by blogger “siren iva” (Emily Samson Tepe), part of the PIFA blogging network (PDF version: Five line dancer_ Stranger Things at Lyric Fest !)

Review of Stranger Things in the Broad Street Review by Tom Purdom, April 2011 (PDF version: Lyric Fest Paris Festival _ Broad Street Review)

Review of Biography in Music – Samuel Barber by Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local November 2010 (excerpts; complete online version unavailable)

2009/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer review of Biography in Music — Tchaikovsky (click for a larger version):

Inquirer-Biography in Music Tchaikovsky review

Inquirer-Biography in Music Tchaikovsky review

Chestnut Hill Local review of Biography in Music — Tchaikovsky (click for a larger version):

Chestnut Hill review of Biography in Music - Tchaikovsky

Chestnut Hill review of Biography in Music – Tchaikovsky

Review of Moving Heaven and Earth in the Philadelphia Inquirer November 2009 (click for a larger version):

Review by David Patrick Stearns of Moving Heave and Earth, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2009

Review by David Patrick Stearns of Moving Heave and Earth, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2009

Review of Four Hands — Warm Hearts in the Chestnut Hill Local, October 2009 (click for a larger version):

Chestnut Hill review of Four Hands Warm Hearts

Chestnut Hill review of Four Hands Warm Hearts

2008/2009

Broad Street Review review of World of Friends, November 2008 (PDF version: Lyric Fest’s World of Friends – Broad Street Review)

2006/2007

Broad Street Review review of American Poets in Song, April 2007 (PDF version: Lyric Fest American Poets in Song – Broad Street Review)

2004/2005

Review of A Brave Heart is a Powerful Weapon, April 2005

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