M.L. Rantala – The Hyde Park Herald

“Soprano Michelle Areyzaga took a light-hearted approach to ‘Spring,’ infusing it with easy flowing diction and warm fun. She was restrained in ‘Sleep’ and was given particularly sympathetic accompaniment by Rizzer.  Areyzaga knew just how long to float the gently sung high notes in ‘Diaphenia.’  […] The opening work of the afternoon, Alessandro Scarlatti’s cantata ‘Son contenta di soffrire’ (‘I am content to suffer’) found Areyzaga in fine form, effectively expressing the suffering of a woman who loves a man who is unfaithful to her. […] Areyzaga sang with gorgeous tone and phrasing.”

—M.L. Rantala – The Hyde Park Herald, April 25, 2018 (Soloist with the Chicago Ensemble)