Christine Brewer - Reviews

"Brewer, who created the role at Minnesota Opera, displayed commanding stage presence to go with one of the world’s great voices, as well as perfect delivery as a strong, pragmatic woman who is, when the opera begins, a stranger to doubt." - Doubt with Union Avenue Opera, ST LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, August 20, 2016

"Soprano Christine Brewer approached the brief, epigrammatic texts with intelligence and understanding, and sang with rich beauty; Robertson and the orchestra accompanied her superbly." - Berg Altenberg Lieder, St. Louis Symphony, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, May 7, 2016

"Among the highlights of the evening were Brewer’s accounts of “Bist du bei mir” (long misattributed to J.S. Bach) and Franck’s “Panis angelicus,” both of them delivered with an unblemished clarity of tone that made them sound utterly entrancing." - Performance at San Francisco Symphony with organist Paul Jacobs, San Francisco Chronicle, November 19, 2015

"Her voice filled the space with ease; its gold-hued tones and certain pitch added to her sure way with the texts for a solid artistic whole." - Performance at Cathedral Concerts with organist Paul Jacobs, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, November 15, 2015

"Brewer is certainly not a vocal neophyte, however, and to hear her sing “Bist du bei mir” took one’s breath away...This day her voice sounded fresh and lustrous."  - Performance at Spivey Hall with organist Paul Jacobs, ARTS ATL, November 12, 2015

"Gifted with an ample, plush voice of unforced power, Ms. Brewer proved more than capable of holding her own against that magnificent instrument [pipe organ]." - Recital at Alice Tully Hall with organist Paul Jacobs, THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 2015

"Her highest notes, silver bullets at their best, tend toward stridency, but in much of this repertory she was able to stay within her rich yet clear middle voice." - Recital at Alice Tully Hall, THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 2012

"It shifted the whole mood of the event, stripping away the presumed formality of a song recital and introducing the idea of fun... The cycle is touchingly romantic in an anodyne sort of way but got a lot of oomph from Brewer’s powerful delivery." - Recital at the Kennedy Center, THE WASHINGTON POST, March 24, 2011