Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
Acclaim
 
At the Prototype Festival, Opera Gets Good and Difficult

"Theodora Hanslowe and Eve Gigliotti offered heartfelt portrayals of Bess’s mother and sister-in-law, respectively."

Lucy Caplan, San Francisco Classical Voice
Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' is a compassionate feat

“‘Klinghoffer’ has its moments of necessary trivialization helping set tragedy in relief … [including] an Austrian woman hiding in her cabin (Theodora Hanslowe) — and they were handled with excellent grace.”

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
Amid protests, "Klinghoffer" takes Met stage and offers - anticlimax

“Colorful in [a] supporting role … [was] Theodora Hanslowe as the woman who stayed hidden in her cabin for the whole hijacking.”

Anne Midgette, Washington Post
Baltimore Symphony continues Mahler-centric season with 'Das Lied'
"Mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe ... brought a disarming tenderness to 'Der Einsame im Herbst' and she tapped into the sublime emotional depth of the hushed, time-suspending lines that close 'Der Abschied,' Mahler's transfixing glimpse of an eternally blooming spring."
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
La Navarraise, New York City Opera, 6/26/09
"The most interesting work, fittingly, came from Theodora Hanslowe as Anita, the Navarraise. Hanslowe's voice has darkened since the days when she sang Rossini and Handel at the Met, acquiring an appropriately veristic heft. Though stationary for most of the performance, she was physically committed throughout - so much so that one could forgive her the diva-esque flamboyance, in the work's last moments, of wandering around the stage deliriously. Of all the evening's elements, Hanslowe's performance was the one that most persuasively argued for the viability of Massenet's opera."
Fred Cohn, Opera News
New York City Opera performing "La Navarraise" at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center on Friday evening.
City Opera Revisits Rarity in a Short Massenet Work
"The singers included the mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe as an expressive and vulnerable Anita."
Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times
Looking Forward: From left, Robert Breault, Theodora Hanslowe and Daniel Mobbs, with George Manahan conducting, at Alice Tully Hall.
A New Leader Adapts a Course Already Taken
"The vocal soloists - Theodora Hanslowe, mezzo-soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; and Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone - sang their solo and ensemble pieces with character and clarity ..."
Allan Kozinn, New York Times
"Theodora has a perfect blend of creamy voice and flawless diction." Read More...
Lawrence Dillon, Sequenza 21
No Hint of Peril
"The Met splurged on the comprimario roles of Flora and Annina, giving us Theodora Hanslowe and Kathryn Day, respectively. Both of them brought their brief scenes to vivid life through strong voice and personality."
James Jorden, Gay City News
"Other highlights of the wide-ranging program included some delicately shaded French songs by Reynaldo Hahn, including L'heure exquise, which was exactly that - exquisite. Hanslowe also delivered selections by Purcell, Rossini and Bernstein with considerable personality." Read More...
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
"The excellent Theodora Hanslowe....displayed a warm, affecting mezzo and theatrical verve." [I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI - Spoleto Festival USA]
Wall Street Journal
"The biggest development was the San Francisco Opera debut of American mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe in the title role, giving a performance marked by equal helpings of vocal agility and theatrical verve...To top it off, Hanslowe brought a welcome sense of theatrical vitality to the role, a combination of spunk and emotional vulnerability that proved immensely appealing. This Cinderella was no doormat, but a briskly engaged and engaging figure." [LA CENERENTOLA - San Francisco Opera, Florida Grand Opera]
San Francisco Chronicle
"Offering a commanding, unforgettable portrayal of the central character in this production is mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe. A first-rate singer and actress with a handsome, dark-hued voice, she communicates the fear, pathos and passion of Orpheus with heart rendering sincerity." [ORFEO ED EURIDICE - Opera Colorado]
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