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Victoria Standard:
Bells of Baddeck 'Mabel' nominated for ECMA award

[Excerpt] Allison Angelo's debut album nominated for "Classical Recording of the Year"
Allison Angelo, who starred as Mabel Bell in Lorna MacDonald’s production The Bells of Baddeck for the past two summers, has been nominated for a 2017 East Coast Music Award....
Classical Recording of the Year isn’t the only nomination associated with the album. Angelo’s brother, Nova Scotian composer and pianist Ian Bent, also picked up a Best Classical Composition nomination for the track Old Moon.
Read full article [pdf] | Andrew Brooks, Victoria Standard, February 14, 2017

"I particularly enjoyed soprano Allison Angelo who made the aria “Rejoice greatly…” virtually dance with joy! Her florid lines were breathtakingly beautiful. She expressed unbridled joy in “I know that my Redeemer liveth…”.
David Richards, Toronto Concert Reviews, Dec 3, 2016 | Elmer Iseler Singers, Handel'sMESSIAH

"As Mistress Ford, Allison Angelo gave a performance of genuine sophistication, her shiny, unclouded soprano amply reflecting her character’s strength and clarity of purpose. The role is a pivotal one, demanding a strong sense of ensemble verging on commedia dell’arte sensibilities. The goodly Windsor wife conspires and banters, masquerades as a flirty German go-between, dances a minuet. Angelo conducted herself with unwavering stylishness and poise. Her satiny rendition of Salieri’s sly lovelorn serenade, Su, mio core, a gioir ti prepara! (“Be ready to rejoice, my heart!”) was quite simply charming."
Ian Ritchie, Operagoto (Opera Going Toronto) February 2016 | Voicebox: Opera in Concert, Falstaff by Salieri

“Moments that especially stood out in what quickly turned into 90 minutes of generally divine music-making included Angelo’s wonderfully moving realization of Debussy’s Apparition… and a collaboration with Angelo [and van Mourik] in creating surely one of the most hauntingly affecting accounts yet heard of Kozma’s perennially popular Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves).”
Bob Clark, Calgary Herald | Pierrot Moonstruck, Mountain View Festival of Song

"Finally, after all the raucous stridency of E-flat clarinets and the sentimental waves and curves of cellos at their warmest and sweetest, as well as all the other delights of tone, timbre and tuning concealed within this extraordinary score, you get the soothing voice of Nova Scotia soprano Allison Angelo, achieving a softness that her beautifully controlled voice makes to seem to last for ever."
Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle Herald | Mahler Symphony no. 4, Symphony Nova Scotia

"Stand-out voices include... soprano Allison Angelo as Christel"
Paula Citron, Classical 96.3FM | The Birdseller, Toronto Operetta Theatre

Bird Seller with Keith Klassen, tenor

Angelo as Christel in THE BIRD SELLER
with Keith Klassen, tenor

"The two vocal and dramatic stars of the show are soprano Allison Angelo, as the earnest Christel, and tenor Keith Klassen as the rake, Count Stanislaus.
Both play their characters to the hilt while also throwing their full dramatic energies behind their impressive voices."
John Terauds, The Toronto Star
The Birdseller, Toronto Operetta Theatre
(TOT)

"...Allison Angelo as Juliette sang with distinction... Angelo is a real find, her sweet lyric soprano instantly catching the ear with its warmth."
Paula Citron, Opera Canada
The Count of Luxembourg, TOT

"A fabulous discovery is Allison Angelo, as a painter’s model. Her big, golden soprano would be as appropriate for Verdi as this confection."
John Terauds, The Toronto Star
The Count of Luxembourg, TOT

"Canadian Allison Angelo upheld the honour of the OdM Atelier Lyrique with her assured performance from Act IV of Roméo et Juliette."
Arthur Kaptainis, The Gazette | L'Opera de Montreal Gala

"Allison Angelo en Colombine possède une belle voix de soprano."
Jacques Hétu, La Scene | Harlequinade, I Musici de Montreal

"La Didon bouleversante de la mezzo Ariana Chris, à la voix ample, convient idéalement au personnage. Elle incarne à merveille les tourments d’une femme délaissée. Il en va de même de la Belinda d’Allison Angelo à la voix chatoyante, aux airs plus variés."
Jacques Hétu, La Scene | Dido and Aeneas, Atelier Lyrique de l'Opera de Montreal

"Casting Allison Bent (Angelo) in the crucial part of Maria put a professional sheen on the mostly amateur production… (Her) clear voice, her warmth and the clarity of her diction are allied to an entirely comfortable stage presence and an energetic sparkle which animates every scene she is in. Her youth and freshness make for a more appealing Maria than that of Julie Andrews in the film version giving a vital dimension to the irrepressible young nun…"
Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle Herald | The Sound of Music, ROD Music Productions