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 [...]

Clarke Bustard – Richmond Times-Dispatch

Saturday’s performance was paced by the stentorian yet lyrical vocalizations of bass-baritone Kevin Deas, notably in Whitman’s “Reconciliation,” the chorus’s finely detailed treatment of the elaborate closing biblical sequence and the orchestra and chorus at full tilt in Whitman’s “Beat! beat! drums.”

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga brought restrained passion, and welcome gradations of expression, in her role as a lone, pleading voice in recurring recitations of the “Dona nobis pacem” chant.

Gregory Berg – The Listener’s Gallery

“Soprano Michelle Areyzaga and pianist Jamie Shaak deliver performances of stunning beauty, clarity, and eloquence. Ms. Areyzaga’s voice has a luminous radiance from top to bottom, and she deploys that sound with elegant ease in even the most taxing of these songs. Beyond the exquisite sound she produces, the soprano also has a limitless palette [...]

Geraldine Freedman – The Daily Gazette

Chamber Music Society pays tribute to Schubert “…The second half was lighter with sensational singing from soprano Michelle Areyzaga in Andre Previn’s “Vocalise for Soprano, Cello and Piano” (1995) and William Bolcom’s “Cabaret Songs for Voice and Piano” (1978, 1996). Her lustrous voice, jazz styling, and theatrical manner really sold the songs. Bax was the [...]