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"... the mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel had a decorous presence and an emotive vibrato."
Lucia di Lammermoor at The Metropolitan Opera
"Deborah Nansteel provides intense focus and sharp characterization as the runaway slave who frees Inman from a chain gang."
COLD MOUNTAIN AT THE SANTA FE OPERA
"Deborah Nansteel acted the title role with touching nuance and, when breaking out of wordless melody, showed off a promising mezzo."
PENNY AT THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT THE ARIZONA OPERA
"Where the heck did mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel come from and please, bring her back! She owned the role of Butterfly's maid Suzuki with a commanding, muscular voice that had flashes of vulnerability that gave way to a not-so-subtle snarky side. When the audience was handing out standing ovations and applause, the loudest went to Nansteel, and she deserved every brava and hand-stinging clap the audience gave.."
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