Sunday, April 23, 2006

'Magic Flute' sparkles

"The musical performance was crowned by the passionate, womanly Pamina of Nicole Cabell, recent winner of the BBC/Cardiff Singer of the World. Cabell’s "Ach, ich fühl’s" was a lovely piece of vocalism, intelligently shaped with meticulous attention to dynamic shading, her vibrant lyric soprano exquisitely floated above the staff."
Mark Thomas Ketterson

Opera News
July 2006

"Not enough can be said about the performances of [Sumi] Jo and Cabell, both of whom elicited enthusiastic responses from the audience... Cabell brought warmth and grace to her role along with her magnificent soprano, which floated effortlessly throughout the performance. Cabell, currently with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is at the very beginning of what will likely be a brilliant operatic career, something few in Friday's audience would likely dispute. "

By Michael Muckian
Special to The Capital Times .

"Of the primary hero and heroine, lyric soprano Nicole Cabell had slightly the better of it, primarily because she has the most brilliant of the arias, which she sang with sweet and mellow power... "

By John Aehl
The Wisconsin State Journal.

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