Critical Acclaim

Zelatrice, Suor Angelica & Concert “Women Extraordinaire” (Chelsea Opera, New York)  “The highlight was a performance of the “Flower Duet” from Delibes’s “Lakmé” by Casey Hutchinson and Kirsten Allegri.” — Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Zelatrice, Suor Angelica & Concert “Women Extraordinaire” (Chelsea Opera, New York) “…the evening belonged to mezzo Kirsten Allegri, who opened the program with soprano Casey Hutchinson in an absolutely brilliant “Viens, Mallika, les lianes en fleurs” from Delibes’ “Lakme,” and returned solo later in the program for a frenzied rendition of “Give him this orchid” from Britten’s “Rape of Lucretia.” If Allegri keeps this up, it won’t be long before she garners a reputation as the first great mezzo of the 21st century!” — Lou Santacroce, National Public Radio

Cendrillon, Cendrillon (Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Opera Theatre Center) “The cast delivered a good performance all around, generally well sung and enthusiastically acted… Kirsten Allegri sang splendidly in the title role.” — Harvey Steiman, The Aspen Times

Soloist, Music on Canvas, 57×7 Concert (Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall) “Allegri and Buckley frequently perform individually but also as the duo “canzone”, and one could instantly recognize the chemistry between them. Mozart’s “Via Resti…” from “Figaro” had more than the requisite comedy and charm, and technically they have the goods as well: “Pur ti miro” from “Poppea” was sung with excellent intonation, a matching vibrato, and a unified eye for peaks of phrase. Kirsten Allegri went solo with both sincerity and elegance in Korngold’s lush and inspired “Lieder des Abschieds”. Her rendering of Bernstein’s “I Am Easily Assimilated” from “Candide” was carefree and sexy, with exceptionally funny accents. “ — Anthony Aibel, New York Concert Review

Dama, Macbeth (West Bay Opera) “Kirsten is a very talented young singer.  She sings beautifully and with real commitment.  She is very musical and her languages are excellent, a good actress.” —Jose Luis Moscovich, General Director

Sylviane, The Merry Widow (West Bay Opera) “Ms. Allegri had an excellent sense of character development, taking quick direction and requiring only minimal adjustments throughout the staging process.  She has a wonderful comedic sense of humor and timing, which she portrayed with a true elegance on stage.  She constantly engages her scene partners, making a significant dramatic contribution even when acting in a supporting role.  Overall, Ms. Allegri has considerable stage presence and demonstrates great potential as a performer.” — Yefim Maizel, Director