Jamie Reimer – Journal of IAWM

“Soprano Michelle Areyzaga quickly substantiates her fine reputation as a song recitalist and chamber musician through a translucent tone that shimmers across the wide range of these songs. She communicates text particularly well in a high tessitura, whether singing over spare accompaniment or at the dramatic climax of the cycle. The tone color is well chosen, reflecting the simplicity of the poetry but not neglecting the lush sounds audiences have come to expect from her singing…. Areyzaga’s warm and light approach carries one away into the world of the poet.”

—Jamie Reimer Journal of IAWM, 2010 (Soloist on Songs from Spoon River)