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Quinn Middleman


Selected Press

Ghosts of Versailles  Chautauqua Opera

“Other roles were handled with impressive vocal and acting skill by upcoming singers from the company’s deep Young Artists roster. They included a...very believable Susanna (mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman).”

-Tom Di Nardo, The Chautauquan Daily, August 2019

The Scarlet Ibis  Chicago Opera Theater

"Quinn Middleman caressed Mother's lullaby touchingly and scored extra points for keening her cries of labor pain right on pitch."

-Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News, May 2019

"Middleman’s violent child birthing scene at the start of the opera revealed a singer who is vocally up to new challenges that belie her youth... This is a VOICE. Congratulations to whomever cast Middleman in this role, which could have easily turned camp, but in Middleman’s hands feels visceral and authentic."

-Oliver Camacho, VocalArtsChicago, February 2019

Elizabeth Cree  Chicago Opera Theater

“Painted with incisive brush strokes, the other members of the theatrical troupe were superb, including David Govertsen as Uncle, Jason Ferrante as Little Victor, and Quinn Middleman as Doris.”

-Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, February 2018

The Burning Fiery Furnace  Central City Opera

"In the roles of court 'entertainers' Marlen Nahhas and Quinn Middleman are exuberant and funny."

-David Marlowe, July 2017

Variations on a Summer Day  

World Premiere, Harold Meltzer

The Fromm Foundation commission was Variations on a Summer Day, set to Wallace Stevens’ poetry by the Brooklyn lawyer Harold Meltzer,…  Quinn Middleman, from Washington state, was the compelling mezzo-soprano.”

-Leslie Kandell, Classical Voice North America, July 2016

“Mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman made a similarly persuasive case for Harold Meltzer’s “Variations on a Summer Day,” a gleaming setting of texts from the Wallace Stevens poem of the same name.”

-Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe, July 2016

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