Tom Purdom published a review in the Broad Street Review of the last concert of our 10th Anniversary Season. His very first sentence nicely captures the uniqueness of Lyric Fest:
Lyric Fest never does anything quite the way anyone else would do it.
A few more quotes from the review, which we encourage you to read in its entirety, as, in line with all of Tom’s reviews, it is incisive and written in Tom’s unmistakable and irresistible voice:
Somerville’s robust tenor ranged through an emotional spectrum that included passion, flirtatiousness, tumult and a final majestic solemnity. […]
Mezzo Suzanne DuPlantis produced a passionate, operatic performance of three songs by Peter Lieberson, based on Spanish poems by Pablo Neruda. The songs were composed as a gift to the composer’s wife, mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, and they’ve become a monument to a 21st-Century love story. […]
Like her colleagues, Marrazzo put her opera training to good use and created small scenes […]
Laura Ward’s piano accompaniments once again provided the mood and nuance that place art songs in an effective frame.