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“Alto Kirsten Sollek gave a stunning performance as Mary Cleophas. Sollek has a deep rich tone with varied colors, all shone to great effect in her more contemplative arias. She was amazing in the “Nuaragando và per l’onde,” in which she presented breathtaking ornamentation in her lower tessitura, a difficult feat that she made to sound easy.” ~Opera News

“Alto Kirsten Solleck inhabited the complex aria Ach, bleibe doch, mein liebstes Leben so completely that she gave it a “plot,” an emotional development: an imprecation to God that the newly resurrected Jesus not be swiftly removed after his miraculous reappearance became the story of a woman grappling with puzzlement and betrayal as she works, by means of prayer, to turn her own anguish into acceptance.” ~Theatre Scene

“Alto Kirsten Sollek used her dark sound and crisp diction to be a powerfully emotive storyteller, especially during “He was despised” as Sollek interspersed delicious straight-tone with her resonant sound to create a sense of vulnerability, and then exploded into the fiery second part of the aria with electrifying, surprising energy.” ~KCMetropolis

“Kirsten Sollek’s strong and plummy contralto seemed made for her pants role of Eurimene, the disguised Rosmira, thwarted lover of Arsace, the Prince of Corinth. Ms. Sollek made the most of her many contributions with a minimum of staginess and a maximum of thoughtful movement and characterization.” ~The Boston Musical Intelligencer