Dorothy Andries – Libertyville Review

“Despite a predicted ice storm, her fans filled the audience…. The highly popular singer presented three sets of songs, two in Spanish — ‘Tres Poemas de Gabriela Mistral’ by Wayland Rogers and ‘Suite for Soprano and Violin’ by Hector Villa-Lobos, as well [as] one in English — ‘The Life of the Bee,’ for Soprano, Cello and Piano by Lee Hoiby…. The star of the show was undoubtably soprano Michelle Areyzaga. … Arezaga was particularly at home in the Villa-Lobos folk songs, using her full, flexible voice to navigate the numerous tra-li-las and vocalise…. The soprano is also a confident and talented interpreter. In the second song, when assuring a child of the reality of guardian angels, she was every bit the tender mother, and in the last song, ‘Close to Me,’ she could break your heart.”
—Dorothy Andries – Libertyville Review, February 20, 2013 (Soloist with Pilgrim Chamber Players)