Soprano Jamie Chamberlin brings a fresh-sounding, expressive soprano … , has an instinctive grasp of Abel’s style and knows how to balance her registers to most effectively communicate the emotional content of the music. She conveys frustrated passion and fear of impending loss in “Premonition,” and warmth and affection for her ex’s daughter in “Your Girl.” In the final “Cataclysm,” her belted “I don’t love you anymore,” followed by harsh janglings on the piano, drives home the shock and alienation of rejection. … Rainbow Songs features long lines over motile piano figures, and once again, Chamberlin finds an appealing chesty mix and has no difficulty popping up to the occasional high float. … Victoria Kirsch tears up Abel’s complicated piano parts, playing with all the relish of a classical musician given a “get out of jail free” card.” —Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News 






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