"Now This Is Singing"
"Her voice is startlingly attractive from top to bottom, with a sure and strong upper register descending like honey to the yeasty depths of a contralto. A voice like this - there are not many - is such a pleasure to hear...radiantly persuasive..."

Washington Post

 

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"Presenting The Next Maureen Forrester"
"The whole package is there: a rich voice that instantly makes you sit up and listen.
...a wide vocal range that includes a thrilling low register... 
...an intuitive feel for poetry and musicality of words... 
... a commanding and yet utterly unaffected stage presence..."

National Post

 

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"Susan Platts...was the most consistently satisfying, with a lush, dark tone."

New York Times

 

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"Major Mezzo Mesmerizes With Opera Orchestra"
"It was difficult to imagine such rich, creamy, seamlessly produced sounds coming from such a petite person. Yet it was easy to imagine why they have attracted the attention of such major orchestras as the Cleveland, the Pittsburgh and Houston Symphonies, and l'Orchestre de Paris."

Toronto Star

 

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"Platts a Perfect Match for Berlioz"
"Platts is the perfect singer for a composer who demanded above all else that sound and style convey an emotional reality. Like Kathleen Ferrier, she has one of those voices whose luxuriance seems both the cause and the effect of a surfeit of feeling."

Globe and Mail

 

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"A Splendid Showcase For Singer's Talent"
"The dark amber tones of her mezzo soprano are substantial and yet flexible, secure and yet with an emotional vulnerability, powerful and yet not overbearing. Her musicianship, plenty of control, technique and linguistic ease is as impressive as her instrument."

Globe and Mail

 

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"Berlioz caressed in fine style"
"Platts clearly has a voice in love with singing."

Toronto Star

 

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"... mezzo soprano Susan Platts ... luscious vocalism..."

Los Angeles Times

 

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"Platts' warm, rather dark sound wonderfully suited the mood of philosophical intensity in the setting of Nietzsche's Midnight Song: she is a talent to reckon with in late romantic repertoire."

Vancouver Sun

 

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"Susan Platts sang her part very beautifully indeed...and she imbued the music with a radiant and unusual lightness."

Washington Post

 

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"Among the vocal soloists, mezzo soprano Susan Platts was the most impressive..."

Pittsburgh Tribune Review

 

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"Susan Platts, a mezzo soprano both opulently dark and tight, was emotionally gripping in her great solo aria..."

Los Angeles Times

 

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"Mezzo soprano Susan Platts was outstanding..."

Wall Street Journal

 

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"... the chamber performances reached occasionally into the genuinely moving, as in Susan Platts's rendition of the piano accompanied version of Mahler's Ich bin der Welt."

New York Times

 

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"Platts appears poised for a major career. Along with a voice of penetrating richness and beauty, she is a musician who climbs inside a text and surveys its nuances."

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

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"Susan Platts was luscious in another orchestral song..."

New York Times

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