F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

 

"The program has real substance in terms of the literary merit of its song lyrics; the thesis of the program is also of interest.  Of even greater significance are Respighi’s settings of three poems by Ada Negri. These songs are evocative of the elements, the fading daylight, and their profound effect on human emotions, from quiet contemplation to alarm.

A crowning touch to a great album." (Il Circolo Respighi Recording)

Atlanta Audio Club

"Haigh’s voice had a sweet tone layered with just enough vibrato for the style. Her voice floated gently in the surrounding space, while the melodic flourishes were spun with clarity and agility." (as Eurydice in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo)

South Florida Classical Review

 

 

"Gabrielle Haigh’s soprano is ideally  cast in the role of Benjamin." (as Benjamin in Handel's Joseph and His Brethren)

Gramophone Magazine

 

"Soprano Gabrielle Haigh... successfully conveyed the youth's open-hearted innocence." (as Benjamin in Handel's Joseph and His Brethren)

Newsletter of The American Handel Society 

 

“For her single, airborne aria, an Angel (the soprano Gabrielle Haigh, in fine filigreed voice) hovered above the other singers in a high pulpit.” (as Angel in Handel's Joshua)

San Francisco Classical Voice

 

“Gabrielle Haigh was a pure-voiced Angel.” (as Angel in Handel's Joshua)

Mercury News

 

“Gabrielle's voice was exquisite, nuanced and sensitive.  She conveyed the emotional and thematic lines of the piece perfectly.  Some singers have a naturally beautiful voice, some are naturally musical, and some have a sound foundation of training; she is among the lucky few who have all three.”

Tuesday Musical Club

 

Gabrielle Haigh: “Best Female Performance” (Julia Jellicoe in The Grand Duke)

 International Gilbert Sullivan Festival

 

“Soloist Gabrielle Haigh sang with unfailing sensitivity.”

 ArtsNash Music Review

 

“Gabrielle Haigh… as Carlotta… had the audience giggling throughout.”

The Varsity (Cambridge, U.K.)

 

“The production really takes off with the first solo from Gabrielle Haigh as Mabel, singing Poor Wand’ring One; her sheer range and vocal control hold the audience breathless.”

The Varsity (Cambridge, U.K.)

 

“This is followed by Roderick Williams O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel… It opens with a haunting soprano solo (Gabrielle Haigh), full of awkward

but evocative intervals.”

Planet Hugill, Harmonia Mundi  “Veni Emmanuel” CD Review

 

The most remarkable and interesting work was performed early in the program, Roderick Williams’ O Adonai et Dux domus Israel. A solo very high soprano sings jagged chant-like phrases that are echoed by the sopranos. The stratospheric soprano soloist was Cleveland native Gabrielle Haigh; it was a triumph for the performers.

BachTrack, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, impresses with music for Advent

 

“The most startling, and in many ways the most satisfying, was an ambitious piece by English baritone Roderick Williams… For this difficult work, …the sopranos sang from above in the organ loft (including a fine solo by Cleveland native and choir member Gabrielle Haigh). … It was a virtuoso performance that showed the skill and courage of these young singers at their best.”

ClevelandClassical.com

“Cleveland native Gabrielle Haigh sings a beautiful, stratospheric solo in Roderick Williams’s O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel.

ClevelandClassical.com, Harmonia Mundi “Veni Emmanuel” CD Review