Comments from the press on Karen Melander-Magoon

Osnabrücker Zeitung
on Karen Melander as Marguerite in Faust:
"The single stations of her transformation from simple girl to loving woman to guilt-laden innocent she filled with great intensity and vocal understanding. To certain scenes she lent meltingly lyric beauty. Her last act was extremely moving in the visionary narration and the offering of herself to God in faith."
Lünen Zeitung
on Karen Melander as Gretel in Hänsel and Gretel:
"Karen Melander succeeds in moving from the droll aspect of her role to its high poetry with absolute sureness, completely aside from the natural charm of her acting, and with refined soprano which she never uses to trump or win points but which is fashioned rather in complete modesty and beauty."
Osnabrücker Zeitung
on Karen Melander as Norina in Don Pasquale:
"She played and sang the simple innocent country girl with the same graceful agility and adroitness as the droll household shrew. A jewel in the young ensemble. Agility and expressiveness successfully combined!"
Lünen Zeitung
on Karen Melander as Rosina in the Barber of Seville:
"This Rosina is moreover a shining moment in the Osnabrück production. Karen Melander can manage any tempo with astounding vocal agility. She unified a stage presence of joyful charm with virtuoso vocal control, maintained always within the realm of beautiful sound."
Osnabrücker Zeitung
on Karen Melander as Carolina in Cimarosa's Secret Marriage:
"Charm, secure coloratura technique and belcanto cultivation characterized her vocal performance."
Dortrnunder Zeitung
on Karen Melander performing the Fauré Requiem and the Bizet Te Deum:
"Especially in 'In Paradiso' of the Requiem, Karen Melander achieved a beautiful inner quality with her surpassingly well-controlled voice."
Bramscher Zeitung
on Karen Melander performing a Liederabend:
"A wide expressive range as well as a wonderfully melting middle register and dynamic nuance. Seldom does one hear such a beautiful, rich piano."
Vienna News
on Karen Melander as Mary Sunshine in John Kander's Chicago:
"The magnificent Karen Melander as reporter Mary Sunshine!"
Augsburger Allgemeine
on Karen Melander as Despina in Così fan Tutte:
"She played over the exaggerations of the stage director with so much charm and genuine comedy, that she was sure to receive a special ovation from the sold-out house."