REVIEWS

“It was soprano Marisa Karchin’s performance of a set of songs by Clara and Robert Schumann and Helen Grime that stole the show. In Clara Schumann’s O Lust, O Lust (“Oh Joy, oh joy”), Op. 23, No. 6 (1853), Karchin’s voice rang with jubilant exultation. Her dramatic performance and stage presence had the audience captivated by every syllable, and every change in tone.” — I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

“La soprano américaine Marisa Karchin réussit à incarner une Fée aussi élégante qu’attachante et la voix est d’une justesse exemplaire. Il n’est pas surprenant que celle-ci ait obtenu, un peu plus tôt dans l’année, le prix Joy In Singing International Art Song de 2018.” (“The American soprano Marisa Karchin manages to embody a fairy as elegant as endearing and the voice is of an exemplary accuracy. It is not surprising that she received the 2018 Joy In Singing International Art Song award earlier this year.”) - L’Opéra - Revue québécoise d’art lyrique 

"The poignant final scene, where a man (Malgieri) sits by the bedside of a woman who is dying, is almost magical. The woman asks that her grave be marked with a piece of a falling star and that the man wait for her to return: in a hundred years. Osada's music for the gorgeous lyric soprano of Marisa Karchin was especially effective here" - Broadway World

"The highlight, though, was Marisa Karchin, a Chorus, a Narrator, a soprano whose lines were lyrical, emotional, strange and yes, romantic" - Concertonet.com

"The singing was excellent in all six roles. Young soprano Marisa Karchin stood out in lovely explications as storyteller and her emotional response to a dying woman and sad husband" - Berkshire Fine Arts

"The role of Angelica was beautifully sung by soprano Marisa Karchin with impressively bright tone and facility with the embellishments. In"Se fedel vuoi ch’io ti creda" she convincingly pretends to be jealous of Orlando's interest in Isabella, a character he has rescued but who doesn't appear" - Voce di meche

 

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Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln, from The Abduction from the Seraglio (W.A. Mozart)

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