critical acclaim/press

 

Press review

“Ms. Larusdottir deployed her high, bright and clear voice with a striking ease and consistency…her voice shimmered like silver…a thrilling liquid quality…After the easy grace Ms. Larusdottir brought to six lyrical Icelandic songs, her dramatic power in Rachmaninoff’s ‘In My Garden at Night’ and ‘To Her,’ from Six Songs (Op. 38), was almost startling.” – Stephen Smith,  The New York Times

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​“…sung with beauty, ease and artistry…Ms. Larusdottir stopped the show with ‘O quante volte.’” – Anne Midgette, The New York Times

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Dísella Lárusdóttir

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“[The year 2007] offered memorable moments…the promising Icelandic soprano Dísella Làrusdóttir sang meltingly in the semifinals of the Met Grand Council auditions in March.”

– The New York Times

“…reliably breathtaking…”

– The New York Times

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​“…sung with beauty, ease and artistry…Ms. Larusdottir stopped the show with ‘O quante volte.’” – Anne Midgette, The New York Times

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http://www.nytimes.com/

“With her strongly projected lyric soprano and her striking good looks, Dísella Làrusdóttir is undoubtedly headed toward a solid career in opera…Làrusdóttir’s is an appealing presence; I look forward to her operatic ventures…” – Fred Cohn, Opera News Online

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Làrusdóttir possesses a bright, penetrating voice that seems devoid of weak points, and her dramatic entrance immediately told everyone in the audience that we were hearing someone special announce something special…Làrusdóttir proved she can make a song float, too…[she] combined vocal power with the nuanced expressiveness art songs require…Làrusdóttir has developed an effective story-telling style…Làrusdóttir maintained style and power all the way to the end.” – Broad Street Review (Philadelphia)

Disella Larusdottir

[Làrusdóttir]s voicewas engaged on so many levels…” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

”...her gorgeous, pointed sound and creamy middle voice are world-class.” - Judith Malafronte, 

The Classical Review

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”As Esilena, Disella Larusdottir demonstrated a bright, attractive soprano, singing with nimble coloratura and expressive conviction.” - Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

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“Làrusdóttir encompassed [the world première of Andrea Clearfield’s The Rim of Love and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with comprehension and conviction…Làrusdóttir has a well-honed voice.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“…soprano Dísella Làrusdóttir made an impression of great promise that only made you want to hear more.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

Press media:

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​Dísella​

Lárusdóttir

soprano