In Review: Slack "shines" in "Fire Shut Up In My Bones" at Opera Theatre of St. Louis

06.17.2019

 

"Billie, the hardscrabble mother (the feisty, rich-voiced soprano Karen Slack), works in a chicken factory to keep her family fed and as stable as possible."
-The New York Times

 

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"The gifted soprano Julia Bullock shines in her role...So does dark-voiced soprano Karen Slack as Billie, a strong woman who finally manages to tell her youngest son that she loves him" 
- Saint Louis Today

 

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"powerhouse Karen Slack"

-ReviewSTL.com

 

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“The third spectacular voice we hear is that of Karen Slack as Charles's mother Billie. Her participation in the wonderful shouting gospel scene is a high-point of the evening.”

-Broadway World

 

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"Bass-baritone Davóne Tines and soprano Karen Slack supply rich tones and ardent personifications as Charles and Billie." -The Dallas Morning News

 

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“Karen Slack, as Billie, Charles’ mother, gives us a beautifully drawn, very human wife and mother whose hands are full with her rat of a husband and five little boys. Her voice is warm and full and extremely satisfying.” -St. Louis Eats & Drinks

 

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