SOLUNA FESTIVAL - AVANT CHAMBER BALLET & DALLAS SYMPHONY ENSEMBLE
Soprano Corrie Donovan’s soul stripping rendition of Kurt Weill’s Je ne t’aime pas as well as her physical presence on the stage gave the couple courage to fully let themselves go which in turn made their performance more dynamic and believable.
- Katie Dravenstott - http://www.theaterjones.com/ntx/solunafestival2015/20150509164252/2015-05-09/Soluna- Review-Avant-Chamber-Ballet
Yesterday, the talented international soprano, Corrie Donovan, presented in a magical evening at Hacienda San Cristobal; was accompanied by young musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of Fox Center, and they gave a night to remember
What a great way to start a season full of life, magic and joy, with melodies that touch the heart!
- Mrs. Marta Sahagun
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The five young musicians who performed Friday exhibited musicality and technique.
Corrie Donovan’s many years performing in Bass Hall were on full display as she evoked a tempestuous sound that was both polished and distinctively powerful in “Wild Swans.”
Corrie Donovan — sang and acted with finesse and charm.
- Willard Spiegelman, https://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2013/7/Reviews/FORT_WORTH__Boh%C3%A8me,_Regiment,_Ariadne,_Glory.html
Corrie Donovan, as a luminous Echo, has another of the voices I’d be interested to hear more.
The furies were cleanly sung by Corrie Donovan, Hailey Clark, and Amanda Robie.
Corrie Donovan, herself a daughter of the South, went to town as the narrating Sister 1, smacking her lips over every syllable of the Pretty-Sweet poison she dispenses.
The waltz is a benchmark for younger sopranos, and Donovan surpasses the high water mark in her presentation... she took a more playful and focused swing at the music and found a striking balance between the tune and its lyrics.
Showing a simpler, more vulnerable side, Donovan displayed the total control she has over her instrument.
Among the briefer roles, the Barbarina of Corrie Donovan was particularly impressive.
All singers did a great job crossing from opera to cabaret, which is not always a comfortable transition. All sang from memory and with spot-on nuance. These songs are little mini dramas and the singers brought the requisite acting ability to make them believable.
-Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, http://www.theaterjones.com/reviews/20130120064848/2013-01-21/Cliburn-Concerts/John-Bucchino
The Opera presented what is surely this year’s most significant area operatic event.
All the six singers have an organic sense about them; each feeds of the emotion off the others and strengthens the performance. The acting ability of each is top-notch.
Corrie Donovan —a bright, airy tone that shines in its own right.
Another high point was Heitor Villa-Lobos’ familiar and lovely Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, performed hauntingly by Rojas and soprano Corrie Donovan.
I found Donovan’s voice appealing in all three pieces she sang. It’s lyrical, and in the acoustics of the museum auditorium, piercing at times.