ELISABETH STEVENS SOPRANO

"Elisabeth Stevens, Elvira, black American soprano, very pleasantly surprising in her operatic debut. Fresh from the Concorso Magda Olivero, affirms herself with a velvety voice, soaring in the top with a peculiar luminosity... and lingers with suavity and without harshness. Moreover, she is extremely prepared musically..." -Opéra Magazine

 

"An earthier Ophelia appears in Prokofiev's "Fourth Little Song of Ophelia," sung with elegance by soprano Elisabeth Stevens." -Washington Post

 

"Stevens proved to be an arresting singer, capable of spinning out long phrases with and unending supply of breath. Her voice is lovely, esepcially in the lower range, and she can handle a broad range of styles with consummate grace and expression." -Reading Eagle

 

"Soprano Elisabeth Stevens was vocally touching and thrilling as Mimi, the seamstress doomed to die of consumption by the opera's finale. She sang with seamless legato, consistency of tone from top to bottom of her range and across the broad spectrum of dynamics, her Italian diction was admirable, and she projected the character of her role through the sound of her voice." -Chestnut Hill Local

  

"Stevens showed off a full, rich soprano and added some interesting sultry overtones to her first number." -The Broad Street Review

 

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