Saturday, April 29, 2006

'Shakespeare in Love' in Milwaukee: Reviews

Excerpts of reviews of Shakespeare in Love, Milwaukee Symphony's program of music related to the Bard's plays and scenes from them.

[Nicole] Cabell's voice is as smoky, deep and delicious as a great single-malt scotch. She blended beautifully with the capable [Carmella] Jones in the dreamy "Vous soupirez, madame," the Act 1 duet from Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict. Her canny, seductive interpretation of Porter's "So in Love" showed great stylistic range and topped the whole program. She should have had more to sing...

By Tom Strini
Journal Sentinel music critic
April 28, 2006

A lovely but rather static duet from the same opera [Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict] was uplifted by soprano Nicole Cabell, a clear and expressive lyric voice, and mezzo-soprano Carmella Jones... Nicole Cabell showed a deep, versatile talent in going from opera to Broadway.

By Rick Walters
Shepherd Express
May 4, 2006

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