Michelle Areyzaga, a bell-toned beauty from Chicago, filled in with only three days’ notice. She bonded readily with tenor David Ossenfort, singing American, French and Spanish songs; she tossed the tenor a rose in a seductive, Carmenesque song by Fernando Obradors.
Areyzaga possess a supple responsive voice and charisma. Her stage presence never waned, her fluid movement and charming characterizations always capturing the audience’s attention.
She was at her best in a song from Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Meredith Wilson’s ‘Till There Was You’ from The Music Man.
—Michael Huebner – The Birmingham News – Jan 26, 2003 (In Gala recital)