Keep ’em coming

classical music magazineTwo fantastic reviews for Madrigali dell’Estate appeared this week, giving the profiles of me and Stephen McNeff a timely nudge just as we are launching the publicity and Kickstarter fundraising campaign to complete Vivienne for performances this August.

Hilary Finch gave us four stars in BBC Music Magazine and applauded my “real commitment and imagination” delivering the “sensuous, sensual energies of the words, moving between supple, heightened arioso and athletic lyricism”. She especially seemed to like the “brilliantly backlit cameos of sand and tide, shore and slimy estuary” of the Madrigali songs themselves, and the “irrestistible Abruzzo folksongs”.

Online, the Classical Reviewer responded equally positively to Steve’s “remarkably fine songs” and of my performance wrote “McCaldin is superb with wonderful control and accuracy… (her) upper mezzo range is terrific… superbly accomplished singing”.

Very pleasing.