Reviews "Classical Praise"
"The surprise is Andrea Broido...What I hear on this disc is a strong,
gleaming lyric soprano, capable of genuine glow sound when riding over
the orchestra and at the same time able to provide a good deal of dynamic shading."
Written by Henry Fogel
Sept/Oct 2007 issue -
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soprano Andrea Broido went all the way to the Ukraine to record
'Classical Praise,' a CD of sacred music
Havertown soprano Andrea Broido has recently released Classical
Praise, a CD of sacred music. The road leading to this point took
many a detour, even one as distant as a stopover in Kiev, Ukraine.
All the same, the final result is a work that stands as a testament
to glowing artistry and Christian faith.
attractive high soprano voice..."
Broido handled the punishing role of the governess – she remains
onstage through most of the opera – with strength and a voice tinged
Broido (the Governess) possesses a lyrical soprano well suited for
the Britten score and its demands…Broido was firmly in control.”
Broido was totally convincing both dramatically and musically in her
role as the Governess; her voice was luminous and strong throughout
a wide range.”
Broido, happily, was a memorable Violetta, who not only looked and
acted the part, but had one of the best voices I have ever heard on
the Rajah stage. Using her brilliant top range, she infused ‘Sempre
Libera' with feverish gaiety; with her full, expressive lower range
she portrayed every emotion, evolving from the coquette to the
mature, noble woman of Act Two to the exhausted wraith of Act
Three...BGO's La Traviata was one that no one in the audience is
likely to forget soon, especially the last, painful glimpse of
Violetta's face just before her death, crying 'gioia!' It was a
performance of Verdi's Requiem... Soprano Andrea Broido, whose
performance of Violetta in Berks Grand Opera's La Traviata lives on
in the memory of all who saw it, gave celestial readings throughout.
Most striking was the moment during the ‘Offertorio' when her ‘Sed'
(but) shone through the choral darkness like a warm and transparent
beam of light announcing the angel Michael."
centerpieces of this Concerto Soloist's Concert were three scenes
from Handel's Acis and Galatea...The young soprano is started on a
promising approach to this music. Her voice is appealing and strong,
her trill became increasingly effective and she sang these
recitatives and arias with regard for clear texts."
chamber opera Acis and Galatea...most successful was Andrea Broido
as Galatea... Broido's greatest strength was the warmth of her voice
as she sang of her ‘fierce desire'...she sustained its (the aria's)
dramatic and musical force with ardor."
"Broido is a
voluptuous operatic heroine. Her precise eurhythmic vibrato
punctuated each lyric as she soared in true coloratura-soprano
style. Her arias-especially ‘Caro Nome'- seemed to cause the very
roof of the venerable theatre to resonate. Andrea Broido brings true
stellar quality to our region's trove of vocal treasures."
Broido, as Pamina, is the perfect example of an advanced vocal
technique...In spite of her svelte frame, she projected the most
powerful, luscious Pamina..."