June 28, 2017
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Thank you for a splendid performance of Try Me, Good King last Tuesday . . . it was a joy to hear the piece performed with such spirit and beauty, and I'm grateful for the care you took with my music.
Libby Larsen, composer
I am so very, very happy to hear that you are going to do DEAR YOUTH again. Whan an excellent message to be putting into the world at this time. I always love to hear your performances: what a vibrant, truthful voice you have.
Daron Hagen, Composer
As far as the lovebirds go, we felt that Claire Vangelisti's strong voice (and oh, those high notes she hits dead on) was brilliant.
The Austinist
Elizabeth Smith
Soprano Claire Vangelisti was clearly in control of the most challenging of the four parts...
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
Vangelisti was at her best in this ("La flute invisible" by Camille Saint-Saens) and Marcel Tournier's "La Lettre du Jardinier." Her cool, finely focused voice flowed nicely with the french vowels and elegant phrases.
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
As Mabel, Sullivan's version of the bel canto heroine, Claire Vangelisti offered poise and a voice both feminine and brilliant. She brought off the coloratura passages and provided a nearly perfect match to this role.
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
The exposed high notes (in 'Et incarnatus est') were placed with great skill.
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
...Marsinah, (sung by) lustrous-voiced Claire Vangelisti, is smitten with a young man she things is a gardner but is really the caliph...
San Antonio Express-News
Maria Figueroa
Vangelisti's beautiful rendering of Josephine tenderly laid out the romantic knot that is forever at the center of Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
Claire Vangelisti is winningly demure and charminly troubled by her dilemma. At the end of our solo 'The hours creep on apace,' Vangelisti's voice carves an operatic arc of angquish in the air that is pure and lovely.
Austin Chronicle
John Smith
Claire Vangelisti served Josephine well with an absolutely gorgeous, classically trained soprano. She showed great range, beautiful highs and lows.
West Austin News
Jenny Smith
Soprano Claire Vangelisti was touchingly expressive.
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
Miss Vangelisti distinguished herself as the premiere female voice of the Opera Gala...a voice lissome, light and fragrant as a glass of Beaujolais. Her very spare theatrical gestures were communicated without ostentation; the perfect dangerous coquette in short; the kind who would sing the infamous "Batti, batti" like a waif...But there is a bit more at work here in Miss Vangelisti's appeal. Her
The LareDos
Thomas Simpson
Statuesque and confident, Miss Vangelisti delivered long lines of music without faltering, and with such concentration that...the entire audience gradually became enthralled. When she finished no one made a sound or even shifted in their chair.
The LareDos
Thomas Simpson
The quartet of soloists...was well chosen, with an especially impressive showing from Vangelisti.
Austin American Statesman
David Mead
I am thrilled with the performance of "Asphodel". Claire Vangelisti is quite wonderful.
Vivian Fine, Composer