PRINCESS TALIA / MOTHER GOOSE
"Soprano Rebecca Richardson brought her sumptuous lyricism to Princess Talia/Sleeping Beauty. Whenever the title 'princess' precedes a character’s name, it’s easy to believe that what will come out when it’s time to sing will have a certain weightless quality, but Richardson breaks that notion in half with her sturdy richness."
MISS WORDSWORTH / ALBERT HERRING
"Both productions poked fun at the older generation's stuffiness and 'morality' but the acting in this production was over the top and laugh-out-loud hilarious."
"Vicar Gedge had a touch of hypocrisy--judgmental toward others but, in a clever directorial touch (just one among many), a bit importunate toward the lovely but resistant schoolteacher Miss Wordsworth [Rebecca Richardson] whose avoidant facial expressions were priceless. We couldn't help thinking of how times have changed in a half century. Today she could tell him off with impunity!"
VOCE DI MECHE
"Mr. Lewis opened the evening with the rhapsodic introduction to the Canzone di Doretta from Puccini's LA RONDINE; this familiar aria was then taken up by soprano Rebecca Richardson, her big-lyric voice sounding vibrantly in the space."
"Mr. Lewis's arrangement of Harold Arlen's Somewhere Over the Rainbow is one of the best versions of that classic song I have ever heard; Ms. Richardson and Ms. Yin meshed their voices to captivating effect, finishing with a rising, harmonized passage that recalls the last phrase of Sophie and Octavian's final duet in DER ROSENKAVALIER."
"We also enjoyed 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'... which was arranged for two voices by our venerable accompanist/coach for the evening, William Lewis. Ms. Yin was joined by soprano Rebecca Richardson who impressed us with her appealing vibrato in 'Chi bel sogno di Doretta' from Puccini's La Rondine. The versatile Ms. Richardson seasoned 'De Ronda' with ample sazon."
VOCE DI MECHE
"FAR AND NEAR" CONCERT / UNITED PALACE LOBBY SERIES
LEE MILLER + THE JAZZ SINGER / TABULA RASA
"In lieu of a Greek chorus was a jazz trio, led by Rebecca Richardson with her relaxed but potent soprano, to provide exposition as well as smooth diegetic numbers."
"Richardson’s ever-lush sound throughout established a sense of time’s stability."
ETERNITA / LA CALISTO
"Kirsti Esch, Rebecca Richardson, and Sophia Mortensen showed vocal versatility as dignified allegorical figures in the prologue and Juno’s shrieking, cackling Furies in later scenes."
NEW YORK CLASSICAL REVIEW
"In a winning cast, Rebecca Richardson's fine youthful soprano and bright manner were a delight in the role of the courtesan, Magda."
LA SCENA MUSICALE
"Soprano Rebecca Richardson sang the role of Magda, a woman supported in high style by the grumpy but generous Rambaldo (Mr. Momma again!) but eager for a new experience with the young Ruggero (Mr. Christensen again). We enjoyed her recapitulation of the aria 'Chi il bel sogno di Doretta', introduced by the poet Prunier (Douglas Sabo)."
VOCE DI MECHE
MAGDA / LA RONDINE (ACT 1)
ERSTE DAME / DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE