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CCM Opera’s Brandi Samuel featured in the UC Gradcaster Fall Newsletter

The University of Cincinnati Gradcaster Fall 2011 Newsletter featured an article on CCM Opera’s Brandi Samuel (AD).

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  1. RAFAEL DE ACHA

    MY COMMENT ABOUT MISS SAMUEL IS CONTAINED IN A REVIEW OF THE ADUTIONS IN WHICH SHE WON THE CORBETT SCHOLARSHIP:

    “A true-blue dramatic mezzo-soprano comes onto the scene once in a blue moon. Welcome young Brandi Samuel. Statuesque and attractive, Ms. Samuel looks more like a Carmen than an Erda. She took on – on the request of the judges who were selecting from her repertory list, Erda’s Warning from Das Rheingold. She had opened with her Russian-language choice, Tchaikovsky’s Orleanskaja deva, and from it, Joan’s Act I farewell to the hills and vales of her native land. In both cases – Erda and Joan – we need what Ms. Samuel brought to the table: legato to die for, gravitas, passion and an exciting top voice. When the $15,000 Corbett Foundation Award was announced with her name attached to it, young Brandi Samuel broke down. This earned her as many audience tears and an ovation as long as the one she had in the morning.

    October 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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