Opera by Benjamin Britten
Little Opera Theater of NY
"...soprano Janice Hall exhibited true concern and affection for Owen, her favorite of her husband’s students. Hall is a wonderful character actress, whose very presence on stage was soothing in the midst of so much vitriol."
Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International
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THE OPERA SHOW (with No Opera):
"This most innovative effort consists of using opera as a springboard to popular music, wittily describing the plots of operas and the emotions evoked.
The four operas dissected are: La Traviata, in which Ms.Hall appeared as Violetta in the Live From Lincoln Center telecast directed by Renata Scotto; La Bohème, in which over time she sang both Mimi and Musetta; The Barber of Seville, in which she played Rosina, and astonishingly because of the vocal demands, Salome.
But then, I’m convinced Janice Hall can sing just about anything. Her vocal range and technique are extraordinary. She can float a pianissimo head tone in the vocal stratosphere and yet has chest tones worthy of Azucena."
Beatrice Williams-Rude, Theater Pizzaz.
Performed at Urban Stages Theater
"Soprano Janice Hall depicts Maddy as a tragic figure who can’t get past her self-centeredness and glamorous lifestyle to express a deep-seated love for her children. Hall’s forceful stage presence and powerful singing dominated each of three eras, set ten years apart."
Michael Huebner, Arts B'ham
Three Decembers, Opera Birmingham