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Congratulations to all the participants in the Fall ESM Opera production Our Voices.
Eastman School of Music
Eastman Community Music School
Sending much love and appreciation to all our students for your continued perseverance, your work, and your care in making this semester a success.
P R E S S
“Her taste is flawless, her repertory limitless.”
“. . . a superb mezzo with a luxurious voice and gripping dramatic instincts! ”
The New York Times
“Katherine Ciesinski, the Geshwitz, was a sensitive interpreter, catching more of the troubled quality of the Countess that most mezzos who have sung the role.”
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times
"The supporting cast is strong, though Nathan Berg (the Doctor) and Katherine Ciesinski (luxury casting in the tiny role of Margret) stand out as vividly drawn, uncaricatured vocal actors."
Peter Quantrill, Gramophone
". . . mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski brings the often-negligible Margret to life with vocalism of inviolable concentration that makes her a fitting partner for the opera’s equivocal heroine . . . Ciesinski articulates ‘In’s Schwabenland, da mag ich nit’ with apposite simplicity, an exemplary example of the benefit of the work of a major artist in a minor role."
Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts