And Corrie Donovan's recording of three Cabaret Songs by Arnold Schoenberg becomes more gorgeous (and interesting, which is better than gorgeous!) with every listening. — Andrew Anderson, Theater Jones review of Harmonic Allusions CD with Ensemble 75- Named Top 5 of the year in DFW.
Revere the name of soprano Corrie Donovan for performing three of his eight Cabaret Songs from 1901. Harmonic Allusions, Volume 1 includes Schoenberg’s "Galathea," "Der genügsame Liebhaber," and "Mahnung,"... Ms. Donovan’s talents are such that you’ll probably wish she’d sing the other five. — Andrew Anderson, Theater Jones review of Harmonic Allusions CD with Ensemble 75- Named Top 5 of the year in DFW.
Ms. 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. — John Norine Jr., Theater Jones review from the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
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 - Theater Jones review from Soluna Festival with the Avant Chamber Ballet & Dallas Symphony Ensemble
"Revere the name of soprano Corrie Donovan. Ms. Donovan’s talents are such that you’ll probably wish she’d sing the other five." – Andrew Anderson - Theater Jones review of Harmonic Allusions CD of Schoenberg's Cabaret Songs
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. — Bill Madison - Billevesées review of role in "Why I Live at the P.O. Box" with the Opera Frontiers of New Works with FWOpera
She evoked a tempestuous sound that was both polished and distinctively powerful in “Wild Swans.” — Edward Brown - Fort Worth Weekly review from Festival of American Art Song with Ricky Ian Gordon
Corrie Donovan — sang and acted with finesse and charm. — Willard Spiegelman - Opera News review of role Echo in "Ariadne auf Naxos" with FWOpera
Corrie Donovan, as a luminous Echo, has another of the voices I’d be interested to hear more. — Scott Cantrell - Dallas Morning News
The Barbarina of Corrie Donovan was particularly impressive. — Olin Chism - DFW.com review of role Barbarina in "Le nozze di Figaro" with FWOpera
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. — Wayne Lee Gay - D Magazine review of role Soprano 2 in "Hydrogen Jukebox" with FWOpera
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. — Olin Chism - DFW.com review of American Music Fund world premiere Concert