Amanda Pabyan, reviews


Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), New York City Opera - October 2003

"In her City Opera debut, Amanda Pabyan, a gifted young coloratura soprano, gave technically agile, clarion-toned and incisive accounts of the Queen's fearsomely difficult arias." - The New York Times, October 7, 2003

"Soprano Amanda Pabyan, slim and pretty, tore into the Queen of the Night's arias with whistling high notes, precision and surprising heat; the audience cheered her." - Opera News, January 2004 (online review)


Lakmé (Delibes), Canterbury Opera, New Zealand - July 2003

"What a find in Amanda Pabyan as Lakme! A captivating voice with superb technique. Impressive in her expressiveness, power and in her moving tenderness. She is a model Lakme." [sic] - The Christchurch Star, July 26, 2003


"Amanda Pabyan was brilliant. She excelled, not only in set pieces, as in the famous Bell Song, but in her handling of the dramatic lead-ins and follow-ons. That is where the operatic artist shines." - The Press, July 21, 2003


"The celebrated "Bell Song" showed Pabyan's stunning voice placement in all those leaps, trills and rapid runs that make it such an exacting coloratura aria; she brought the house down." - New Zealand Listener, August 9-15, 2003


"The American soprano Amanda Pabyan was thrilling in the title role and has a voice of enormous strength and stamina…I would expect her to become a huge success in the future with the potential to sing a great variety of roles." -, July 21, 2003


"The name role is taken by young American soprano Amanda Pabyan, who sings a stunningly-accomplished Bell Song, and…a beautiful duet." - The Sunday Star Times, July 27, 2003


"It must be lovely to sing like these people… [the Bell Aria] is a sequence of notes, luscious notes, notes the timbre of which I would have thought beyond the range of the human voice. It was achingly exquisite." - The Press, July 26, 2003"

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