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"One has only to think Rigoletto and one is humming--as Saskatoon was after a week of performances--the Duke of Mantua's insouciant "La donna e mobile" or Gilda's "Caro nome," the beautiful meditation on the beloved's name. In this, the magnificent soprano of Lambroula Pappas pushed listeners back into their seats and made them doubt the size of their new hall. On top of that feat, the dexterity and control she brought to Gilda's soul searching were masterful."

Opera Canada | Gilda

"Outstanding, Lambroula Maria Pappas stamps perfection in the role of Gilda theatrically and musically."

Berner Zeitung (Switzerland) | Gilda

"Lambroula Maria Pappas (Gilda) constantly sang as a winner. In the aria 'Caro Nome' she managed a fascinating self portrait. "

Der Bund (Switzerland) | Gilda

"Amongst the cast, soprano Lambroula Pappas stood out in her role as Gilda. Her goose bump-inducing performance of the aria Caro Nome appeared effortless and truly conveyed Gilda's love for the Duke. "

The Star Phoenix | Gilda

"The last time Lambroula Maria Pappas appeared at the Royal Theatre she was hidden from the waist down, and played a cunning little vixen in the 20th -century opera by Leos Janacek .It was a stirring performance. But to hear her in full voice -- and full height -- singing the part of Gilda in Rigoletto is much more thrilling and delightful. During Thursday's opening night performance, the coloratura tossed up string after string of shimmering notes, which hung exquisitely in the air, or faded like soft mist."

Victoria Times Colonist – Rigoletto | Gilda

"Soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas was an ineffably lovely Gilda, both vocally and physically."

Opera Canada | Gilda

 

"Gilda was exquisitely sung by the beautiful Lambroula Maria Pappas."

Review Vancouver – Rigoletto | Gilda


"Soprano, Lambroula Maria Pappas’ Gilda was a particular standout."

Monday Magazine – Rigoletto | Gilda

"Coloratura soprano Lambroula Pappas sang and acted Rigoletto's innocent daughter Gilda as though the role were written for her."

Spokesman Review – Rigoletto | Gilda

"Lambroula Maria Pappas's Vixen was a marvellous confection shot through with fine sing and masterful acting."

Review Vancouver – The Cunninc Little Vixen | Vixen

"Lambroula Maria Pappas as the Vixen was coquettish, enigmatic, and yet vivacious."

CBC Review – The Cunninc Little Vixen | Vixen

"Lambroula Maria Pappas was a clear voiced, endearing vixen."

Globe and Mail – The Cunninc Little Vixen | Vixen

"Pappas has a strong, clear and flexible coloratura soprano voice, and an excellent stage presence."

Burnaby Now – Two Divas are Better than One | Recital

"Lambroula Maria Pappas was sparkling in lyricism and lovely to look at."

Classical Arts Review 96.3 FM – Thais  |  La Charmeuse

"Lambroula Maria Pappas was mischeviosly delicious while embodying an impeccably musical Papagena."

L’Opéra du Samedi du Metropolitain – Die Zauberflöte | Papagena

"Lambroula Maria Pappas a confirmé son jeune talent de chanteuse et de comédienne."

La Presse – L’Elisir d’amore  |  Giannetta

"Lambroula Maria Pappas a montré une brillante technique."

La Presse – Montréal En Voix

"Pappas est très belle, elle a un visage intelligent, elle a une bonne voix et elle joue avec un grand naturel. Il y a là carrière assurée."

La Presse – Cosi Fan Tutte  |  Despina

"The highlight of the opera was Despina, the maid, played by Lambroula Maria Pappas, who was as entertaining an actress as she was good a singer. Full of smiles, she reveled in her role, and had focus the moment she stepped onstage. Her singing technique was good, her voice lovely, with one real shock in a passage of very high notes which were surprisingly loud and strong. This is obviously where Pappas shines."

Argosy Journal  |  Despina

"Soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas was superbly cast in this role as the provocative, impish maid with a voice as impressive and expressive as her performance."

Saint John Times Globe  |  Despina

"Pappas was a delight. Her movements quicksilver, she was up to every trick in the book. She was made for the role of Despina and I was left regretting that I had not seen her as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro – another role that would have suited her to perfection."

The Daily Gleaner  |  Despina

"Some highlights shine out with special vividness and beauty…and above all the spectacular coloratura vocalises of the Bird Girl, Lambroula Maria Pappas."

Wholenote  |  Serinette

"Judging by the seemingly unlimited supply of stratospheric high notes at the disposal of newcomer soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas, someone should quickly sign her as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos."

La Scena Musicale  |  Serinette

"Pappas’ portrayal of Marie was superb, her singing effortless and her body language exquisite."

Prescott Journal – La Fille du Régiment  |  Marie

"Pappas gave an extremely strong performance as Marie. She has a powerful and elegant voice, good range, with ringing high notes. She showed great versatility, singing her vibrant coloratura arias as convincingly as her laments…the shining star of last night’s performance being soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas."

Argosy Journal  |  Marie

"La soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas, qui interprétait Marie, était tout simplement majestueuse dans son rôle. Si l'opéra n'avait pas été présenté pour la première fois au 19e siècle, on aurait presque cru que le rôle avait été écrit pour elle."

Le Gaboteur  |  Marie

"Mezzo-soprano Mariateresa Magisano, soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas, and tenor Bruce Hoffman as the three remarkable soloists rose to the very gates of heaven. If they had been any more celestial, those gates might have opened to welcome them in as permanent residents."

The Georgia Straight  |  Lauda per la Natività

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