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WISCASSET NEWSPAPER

Messiah (Oratorio Chorale of Portland) reviewed by Gina Hamilton

““But who may abide the day of His coming,” ordinarily a tenor or bass aria, was masterfully sung by mezzo-soprano Laura C. Atkinson. Due to the piece’s range, it is not an easy work for an alto to sing; Atkinson’s depth was a rare treat for this vocal part.”

Wiscasset Newspaper

PRESS HERALD

Messiah (Oratorio Chorale of Portland) reviewed by Allan Kozinn

“The soloists were a nicely balanced group. Soprano Elisabeth Marshall’s sweetly focused sound projected the combination of piety and vulnerability implicit in arias like “How Beautiful Are the Feet” and “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.” The textured quality of mezzo-soprano Laura C. Atkinson’s lower range proved an interesting part of the performance’s overall palette, and tenor Matthew Anderson and bass David Tinervia both brought ample character, and an appealing tone, to their solo turns.”

Press Herald

BACH IN BETHLEHEM

Christmas Oratorio (Bach Choir of Bethlehem) reviewed by David Ruhf

“We were also granted the opportunity to hear Laura Atkinson, our wonderful alto soloist, share her plush, enveloping sound in some beautiful recitativo accompagnato.  In a way, her assignments in these concerts left us all feeling a little cheated (there were no alto arias in these cantatas from the Oratorio).  It’s been since Catherine Robbin, Marietta Simpson, and, dare I say, Janice Taylor (three great titans from the past) were in town that we’ve heard such rich-toned and lavish mezzo sopranoing in these parts.”

BACH IN BETHLEHEM

St. John (Bach Choir of Bethlehem) reviewed by David Ruhf

“In Laura Atkinson’s Es ist vollbracht, she paused for an extra few milliseconds, before the final recapitulation of the melody, displaying an artistic maturity well beyond her years (such talent!).”

THE NEW YORKER

Il Giasone (Yale Baroque Opera Project) reviewed by Alex Ross

“Laura Atkinson made for a refined, restrained Medea.”

“Unsung” The New Yorker

MÄRKISCHE ALLGEMEINE

Der Zigeunerbaron (Rheinsberg Festival) reviewed by Jana Mai

“Laura Atkinson als wunderbar zickige Gouvernante Mirabella komplettieren das spielfreudige Ensemble, das zu Recht vom Publikum gefeiert wird.”

“Laura Atkinson, as the wonderfully bitchy Governess Mirabella, completes the playful ensemble, which is rightfully celebrated by the audience.”

Märkische Allgemeine

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

Duruflé’s Requiem reviewed by David J. Baker

“Baritone Jason Steigerwalt and mezzo-soprano Laura Atkinson were the strong soloists; Atkinson’s ardent tone and expressivity made her solo “Pie Jesu” a major highlight.”

(photo credit Harold Shapiro)

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