Mary Bevan, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano
English soprano Mary Bevan inspires a wealth of praise: “bold coloratura singing, always accurate and arresting” (Bachtrack.com), “delicate, emotionally affecting” (Opera Now), “mesmerising soft tones and quiet intensity” (Planet Hugill), “exuding wonderful grace of tone and gesture” (The Independent), “a radiant and blazingly forceful performance” (San Francisco Chronicle).
In her 2017 CD release Voyages with Joseph Middleton, Gramophone singles out “Bevan’s purity of tone and discreet yet telling way with words” and the “exquisite way she floats the high-flying refrains...simply breathtaking... Middleton, as one might expect, is marvellously insightful, playing throughout with weight as well as grace and subtlety...it’s all most beautifully done.”
“She was an enchanting presence onstage, and displayed a strong musicality, allowing her phrases to billow beautifully” (New York Classical Review)
Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsors:
Antoinette J. Earley and William L. Green
Steven and Janet D. Goldstein
To be announced.
Unless otherwise indicated, Spivey Hall welcomes patrons ages 12 and up to all performances. For questions or to receive concert recommendations for younger patrons, please call the Box Office at (678) 466-4200.