Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
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Versatile mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer’s recent performance in the multi-media opera premiere at The Kitchen in Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar, composed for her and the NOW Ensemble, prompted reviewers to hail her as “riveting” (New York Times), and to remark upon her “throbbing low register and open-hearted performing style” (Wall Street Journal). A later performance of segments of this work presented by Gotham Chamber Opera noted the “serenely captivating mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, who invested everything she sang with rapt concentration and velvety, even tone. And disarming intimacy, too.”(New York Times) For her portrayal of Cherubino in the American premiere of Mercadante’s I due Figaro with Amore Opera, critics described her as “delicious” (Opera News) and “nothing short of stunning” (Stage Magazine).

 

Posted: Jan-15-2014
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“Mr. Benjamin’s ‘Upon Silence’ (1990), a setting of a Yeats poem with the pure, melting vocal line of a John Dowland melody, [was] sung on Sunday by the authoritative young mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer.... With her dramatic tumble of red hair and cello-mellow voice, Ms. Fischer sings with a passionate restraint that has no equal in her generation. She blended in with the instruments, undulating like a stream underneath her, but her final word — ‘silence’ — was a penetrating unaccompanied cry. You didn’t want her to stop.”

— New York Times
Posted: Jun-2-2014