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Thelwell "exceptional" in Madison Opera double bill

Review of Madison Opera's 'Trouble in Tahiti' and 'Seven Deadly Sins' "Together, these pieces showcase the exceptional mezzo-soprano Rehanna Thelwell and make for a pleasantly compact evening at the opera. . .

Thelwell and Gray are well paired here, expressive, grounded performers with a sure command of Bernstein’s musical style. . . Thelwell sparkles on the title aria, giving her retelling of a silly movie plot the barest edge of mania. . .

In both of these pieces, Thelwell is a true star. She’s a pop of primary color among khaki in “Trouble” . . . and digs as deep as she can for emotional impact in “Sins.”"


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