Medusa by William Bolcom, Long Leaf Opera, 2008
Classical Voice of North Carolina, June 20, 2008, Jeffrey Rossman
“This is a virtuoso outing for the sole vocal performer, soprano Barbara Caprilli, in her Long Leaf debut, as well as the strings of the Carolina Chamber Symphony, brilliantly prepared and conducted by Al Sturgis. The text is twelve beautifully-conceived poems that can ably stand alone. Caprilli was brilliant as she constantly changed vocal techniques from talking to Grand Opera-ish, to a simpler style followed by Sprechstimme, and then back again…In short, this was an artistic triumph in every respect.”
Chapel Hill News and Observer, June 21, 2008, Roy C. Dicks
“Barbara DeMaio Caprilli has a large stage presence, her voice dominating the orchestra with impressive power, especially in the lower register. She confidently manages the quick rhythmic changes and knows how to punch up the humor.”

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