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Niel Rishoi — Online Review

Hearing Rebekkah Hilgraves is like being taken back to an earlier era of singing, where the versatile dramatic soprano was a plentiful commodity. Hilgraves’ voice is all of piece, with no area developed at the expense of another. The core

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La Traviata/Violetta, Little Opera Company of New Jersey, 2006

Violetta was beautifully sung and acted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, a soprano with a rich mezzo quality, a glorious sound …so moving as to bring a lump to the throat, especially as she is clearly a consummate actress as well.” –

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2005 premiere performances of The Eglantine by Sam Belich, NYC

An opulently effulgent tone… Her endurance and stamina were inspiring. I could imagine her singing a Leonora, taking a break for dinner and then coming out for Tosca as dessert. She sounded as fresh-voiced at the end of the two hours plus, as

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American premiere performances of chansons by Charles Bordes

Rebekkah … proves that some people are simply born to perform the music of certain genres or composers. Without reservation I can say much the same about Ms. Graves and French chansons, especially in her readings of the extraordinarily compelling

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American premiere performances of chansons by Charles Bordes

With something of the crusader combined with the sure, sheer instinct of the performing artist, Ms. Graves has made Bordes her own, tracking down his long unavailable music, mastering it, performing it in recitals and on the air on KING-FM’s

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“Princess Ida”, Lamplighters, 1995

A gorgeous soprano who can act…” San Francisco Review on “Princess Ida” presented by Lamplighters, 1995

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