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Dido, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

 

"The Voices of Music production had that problem knocked. Mezzo-soprano Mindy Ella Chu, one of two adults in the cast, was a powerful Dido, rich-toned and responsive to the words, which she sang clearly. Her two arias were the emotional tentpoles of the opera, as they should be, and she held nothing back emotionally, even in this concert performance, investing the line “Thus, on the fatal Banks of Nile/ Weeps the deceitful crocodile” with hurt and disdain in equal measure. She was equally good everywhere else. Full Review

- Michael Zwiebach, San Francisco Classical Voice, June 12, 2018

Soloist, Mozart's C Minor Mass

 

"In the aria, Laudamus te, we had an opportunity to hear the lovely voice of mezzo-soprano Mindy Ella Chu, whose clear diction and flexible voice brilliantly coped with more than one long and difficult melisma, while also making long trills and coloratura passages sound easy and natural. After hearing Lawson and Chu in the very effective duet in Domine, we came to one of the most..." Read Full

- Lyn Bronson, Peninsula Reviews, July 17, 2017

Apollo, Handel's Parnasso in Festa

“The anchor from start to finish of the evening was mezzo-soprano Mindy Ella Chu, who used her serene presence, suave phrasing, liquid ornaments and a pleasantly earthy timbre to give the dominant role of Apollo a gratifying sheen ... this was a calmly heroic performance all- around.”

- Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 16, 2016

"... singing with expressive vigor and moving nimbly through the role’s demanding coloratura”

"Soprano Suzanne Karpov made a bright, elegant contribution ... she and Chu joined forces for sparkling accounts of the score’s two duets."

- Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 12, 2016

“She presented a solid mastery of just about every technical demand set forth by the composer, bringing an expressiveness to her execution that involved not only the music itself but also her technique in establishing physical presence.”

 - Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio, August 12, 2016

Soloist, Zelenka's Missa Dei Patris

" ... alto Mindy Ella Chu’s roiling lower register seemed to quiet the orchestra by sheer force of will, especially in the brooding Domine Fili."

- Jacob Street, The Boston Musical Intelligencer, October 22, 2014

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