Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano Theodora Hanslowe has met with critical praise for her "warm, supple and richly expressive voice, considerable acting ability and commanding stage presence" (Washington Post), and for her "high vocal quality, personality, and joy in performing that is impossible to ignore" (Salzburger Nachrichten).
“‘Klinghoffer’ has its moments of necessary trivialization helping set tragedy in relief … [including] an Austrian woman hiding in her cabin (Theodora Hanslowe) — and they were handled with excellent grace.”
Los Angeles Times
Lawrence Dillon is best known for his chamber music, with commissions, performances and recordings by the American, Borromeo, Cassatt, Daedalus, Emerson and Mendelssohn String Quartets; this recording is the first to feature some of his many works combining words and music. Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dillon began composing at the age of seven, despite the complete loss of hearing in one of his ears due to a childhood illness. Appendage and Other Stories is a collection of Dillon's works that combine words and music.