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"In full command of the stage, Daisy Press made the lead role her own, singing with exquisite attention to phrasing, dynamics, and a projection that reached moments of majesty."

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"..We finally heard her sweet, delicate voice, so fine that it swayed like the reeds about which she was singing, and in understandable and clear Spanish. Her acting was outstanding."

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"The grandiose conclusion - (three Ligeti arias) was wild, erratic, with a garish kaleidoscope of coloratura, outstandingly performed by Daisy Press...What brilliance!"

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"Daisy Press was the ceremonial lady of Viver's 'Bouchara,' only then to blow the evening away with her eccentric, virtuosic 'Mysteries of the Macabre' by Ligeti."

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"Highly virtuosic

and completely fearless..."

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"Her simple tools and powerful voice pulled together into an incantation.”

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 "The voice is a vessel more than a main event. Press balances this tightrope act like Philippe Petit on the highwire, delivered with a plainspoken directness."

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"Communicating ecstasy using a musical style from a thousand years ago to modern audiences can be difficult, but

it felt electric."

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"Her vocal approach wouldn’t be called 'authentic,' but it’s not willfully modern either. She just shares what these sacred songs mean to her, and the result is quietly ravishing."

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Daisy Press, a light lyric soprano with full embodiment and character, did a truly meritorious job attending to the multitude of expressive colors that the score asks of her; chattering, growling, reciting, singing melodic phrases of ancient chant.. All this sometimes in uncomfortable positions on the floor - A devilish role she brought to life step by step.

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Daisy Press, who was making her Spanish operatic debut, shone with her own light in a very successful characterization of the lead role. The American's versatile instrument, endowed with great brilliance, timbral appeal and elasticity when circulating through all registers, presented great homogeneity in the various required interpretive levels."

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"A moment of exaltation...Ligeti's 'Mysteries of the Macabre' offered Daisy Press the chance to slip into the role of the coloratura-loving Diva. Dazzling."

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"Intrepid, passionate..."

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“Daisy Press reinvents Hildegard…she has found a way to stand out from the crowd.”

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"Out on the steps and in the open air, her voice became intimately real. She sang to the listener’s core."

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"a hauntingly beautiful voice..."

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"The performance is serene, intense and measured.  Press sings in pure tones,

on her own terms: delivered with a special grace and beauty."

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