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Verdi Requiem

Soprano Michele Capalbo who displayed the wonderful talent of being able to arrive at the highest of notes from nowhere, concealing the beginning of sound behind a Cheshire expression that said the voice would follow only when she commanded it, delivered her parts with expert control and tons of humanity and soulfulness.

Michele Capalbo was the standout in the quartet. Her dark-hued soprano voice not only reverberated with power and authority but also rose to the upper reaches of her range with delicate pianissimos. She also displayed an impressive technical virtuosity, including a elegant messa di voce in the solo quartet, "Rex tremendae."
The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon

I found Michele Capalbo's performance of the soprano part of the Requiem very moving. At all times Capalbo brought a totally satisfying control to her instrument, from sustained pianissimi to rock solid fortissimi, with some lovely demonstrations of messa di voce in between. I enjoyed the overall pleasure of Capalbo's sound, her placement of the voice, the attacks; but, as much, I appreciated the visible effort, the involvement, and the artistry that went into every moment of her performance.
Stamford Advocate

An Evening of Arias - Fort Worth, Texas

At its best, the singing produced real thrills. For beauty of voice and dramatic force, Michele Capalbo's "Pace, Pace, Mio Dio" from Verdi's La Forza del Destino would be hard to beat.
The Dallas Morning News

Michele Capalbo, a lovley, porcelain-skinned brunette, displayed an elegant, gliding soprano with a perfectly lean vibrato in an aria from Verdi's La Forza del Destino.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Gala V - Montreal, Canada

Michele Capalbo revealed a true dramatic soprano voice in the Pace, pace of Forza. (Michele Capalbo révèle une vraie voix de soprano dramatique dans le Pace, pace de Forza)
La Presse

Songs of Celebration - Woodstock, Canada

Michele Capalbo, the featured soprano, provided a strong and rich highlight to the performance making for a well-rounded fullness that was most satisfying.
The Daily Sentinel - Review

Poulenc Gloria - Kingston/Belleville, Canada

Soprano soloist Michele Capalbo distinguished herself in restrained, ethereal portions of the work. Capalbo showed fine control in her demanding quiet sections.
The Kingston Whig Standard

The major work on the program was Francis Poulenc's Gloria, a 20th century work full of impressionistic harmonies and delicate shadings of sound...featuring the lovely young soprano solo of Michele Capalbo of London.
The Belleville Intelligencer

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