Vocalist - Soprano
Some stand and cheer, some leave 'Gantry' premiere
"The opera's finest moments include: a soul-piercing crisis-of-faith aria given a searing delivery by Vale Rideout as Frank Shallard; Heather Buck's soaring soprano take on Lulu Baines; and a particularly memorable scene in the burning tabernacle."
Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Offer You Can't Refuse: The Sopranos in Kentucky
"Buck's ‘Der Hölle Rahe' from Mozart's ‘The Magic Flute' was incendiary in more ways than one. In fact, a more complete performance of the Queen of the Night would be hard to find, with [Ms. Buck] - a stunning figure physically - spitting out the Queen's venom in a sumptuous voice that demonstrated amazing precision as well."
Mary Ellyn Hutton, Music in Cincinnati
Pirates of Penzance, Indianapolis Opera, 3/13/09
"Heather Buck, a last-minute replacement as Mabel, was brilliantly bubbly, even introducing her own special cadenza into 'Poor wand'ring one' by adding some variations on Candide's "Glitter and be gay."
Charles H. Parsons, Opera News
Lots to love in this 'Magic Flute'
"Heather Buck's potent stage presence and vocal power suit the Queen of the Night. Her Act 2 aria got off to a spectacular start, as Buck combined vocal substance with dazzling agility."
Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Heather Buck (shown with Philip Cutlip) plays Valencienne in the Florentine Opera Company's production of "The Merry Widow" in November 2007. She returns Friday through Sunday for the Florentine's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
"Heather Buck, one of the shiniest gems in the Florentine Opera's sparkling 'The Merry Widow' in 2007, is back." Read More...
Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
'Pirates' anchored by strong performances
"Tender, emotionally true and providing a glimpse of a beating heart below all of the silliness, ... Heather Buck [was] able to comfortably bring such extremes into [her performance], all the while staying committed not just to character but also to vocal excellence."
Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
Der Freischütz, Opera Boston, 10/17/08
"Heather Buck -- the kind of performer who makes it all look easy -- was fresh and delightful as Agathe's cousin Ännchen, combining an agile, liquid soprano, a bright, natural stage presence and the timing of an expert comedienne."
Kalen Ratzlaff, Opera News
Review: Opera Boston's Der Freischütz
"Heather Buck did not lack for agility (vocal or otherwise) as Ännchen, the heroine's obligatory non-fainting sidekick."
C. Fernsebner, Bostonist
"Heather Buck sang Annchen with dexterity and sparkle."
Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe
"Soprano Heather Buck's portrayal of Rosina was sheer delight, shifting alluringly and seemlessly from the self-proclaimed sweet girl ('Io sono docile') to the self-absorbed conniver. Capped by coloratura pyrotechnics in the aria, 'Una voce, poco fa,' she consistently sang with radiance and fullness, easily filling, but not overpowering, the Alabama Theatre acoustics." Read More...
Michael Huebner, Birmingham News
"The American soprano Heather Buck is quite a find as the Queen of Night: statuesque of bearing, surefire in the vocal stratosphere, and a powerfully ambiguous presence." Read More...
Hilary Finch, The Times (London)
"The title role is especially rife with vocal leaps, though the soprano Heather Buck, who brought charming tomboyish energy to her portrayal, sang with unflagging stamina and impressive assurance." [HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES - New York City Opera]
New York Times
"Soprano Heather Buck - an athletic, convincingly boyish Haroun - never lost her cool while vaulting through the high-flying vocal terrain of the title role." [HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES - New York City Opera]
New York Post
"Heather Buck's Queen of the Night came into her own with a vivid and vituperative vengeance aria in Act II; this was high coloratura as threat and weapon, not just a vocal exercise." [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - Santa Fe Opera]
Free New Mexican
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