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Nancy Argenta

  • Soprano


Nancy Argenta press reviews

The quality of the recording owes much to the judicious choice of vocal soloists.  The voices of Nancy Argenta and Daniel Taylor blend perfectly, and they show their knowledge of period style in natural yet subtle performances which allow emotion to shine through.  Nothing is forced; unaffected expression naturally arises, alternating between refined contrast and dramatic intensity. Lost is my quiet, Goldberg Magazine, June 2007 

Vocal brilliance from Nancy Argenta…
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 26 March 2007

Nancy Argenta sings her charming “Echo” aria ethereally
The Classic Collection, Bach: Christmas Oratorio, The Saturday Telegraph, 10 December 2005
Soprano Nancy Argenta's Gabriel was clear and fluent
The Guardian, 12 October 2005 (HAYDN Creation/BBC NOW/Thierry Fischer)
"Argenta…sang in light, crystalline voice, one that could refract light into all the colors of the musical spectrum… her simplicity of delivery, directness of feeling and refinement of presentation were perfectly matched to Schubert’s little gems (Songs from Wilhelm Meister), which…in a particularly winsome turn of the melodic line capture a mood and capture your heart."
Budapest Spring Festival recital/ The Budapest Sun, April 3 2003
Nancy Argenta…feisty and disarming as Michal.
Hilary Finch, The Times/ 16 October 2002 ( HANDEL SAUL/ Gabrieli Consort/ Paul McCreesh)
“The experienced Nancy Argenta … positively gamboled through ''Rejoice greatly … the timbre is silvery and cherishable, and her direct emotional utterance in pieces such as ''I know that my Redeemer liveth'' and ''If God be for us'' chimed perfectly with what Llewellyn was after, and Handel too.”
Boston Globe , 3 December 2001 (Messiah, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston)