Catherine Martin “revelatory” as Amneris in Opera Colorado’s “Aida”!
“But the most revelatory performance came from mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin as the Egyptian princess Amneris, who is also desperately in unrequited love with Radames. Martin is both radiant and commanding, and her passion, both vocally and dramatically, sustains the tension-filled first half of Act IV. In fact, Martin succeeds in making Amneris the most interesting character in the opera. Verdi made sure that this was possible in the way he wrote the role, but the singer needs to cash in on that if she is not to retreat into the shadows of Aida and Radames.” -Daily Camera
“The singing was roundly aggressive and pin-point sharp in that way that plays up Verdi’s high-emotions. . . Catherine Martin, singing Amneris, the pharaohs’s daughter and Aida’s rival, balanced the love triangle with well-acted passion and warm, human tones.” -Denver Post