In Review: Guarrine and Rosen in Apollo Chorus "Messiah"

12.20.2018

 

"Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine was at her best in the slower, more lyrical solos, in which her pearly tone could be heard most clearly. She resisted the common urge to over-dramatize “I know that my Redeemer liveth,” instead showing how effective this aria is when sung simply and gracefully. . . Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen brought the strongest sense of characterization of any of the soloists, with a flexible timbre that was pliable to a variety of delivery styles. She sang the outer sections of “He was despised” plaintively, almost blankly—as if in shock at the grief being described—and then delivered the middle section with all the urgency and indignation that the text demands.
-Chicago Classical Review 

 

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