In Review: Babcock and Livengood impress in Long Beach Opera's "The Consul"

"There are similarly remarkable performances from Audrey Babcock as the complicit, dutiful, sensitive consular Secretary. . . Victoria Livengood, whose flexible mezzo-soprano managed a remarkably deep register for the distraught Mother"

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"Victoria Livengood. . . gave a powerful, sympathetic and beautifully sung performance as The Mother. Audrey Babcock's strong singing contrasted with her chilly portrayal; she remained aloof, never made eye contact, and only revealed a spark of humanity toward the end, when it was too little, too late." -The Grunion Gazette Read full review.

"Mezzo soprano Audrey Babcock sings a chilling Secretary, whose cheery private side we briefly see when she receives an unexpected call presumably from her boyfriend. Victoria Livengood, a mezzo with a true contralto timbre, performs the substantial role of The Mother; she sang in a recording of The Consul under Menotti’s direction."

-People's World

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