Reginald Mobley receives high praise for recent performance in Seattle

Following recent performances in Seattle, countertenor Reginald Mobley receives high praise for his performance at Nordstrom Recital Hall as part of the Byron Schenkman and Friends series. Philippa Kiraly from The SunBreak stated that it is a “heaven-sent chance” to hear Mobley perform live.

“Mobley’s voice not only sounds effortless and even in its clear and beautiful quality from top to bottom of his wide range, his expressive singing is imbued with unobtrusive understanding of this genre. He made the recitatives descriptive, plaintive, furious, pleading as the words of each indicated.”

Kiraly was particularly impressed by Mobley’s use of ornamentation during the repeats in each aria.

“[…] he embroidered the notes with ornamentation appropriate to the era, often florid and some of which is not used much by modern voices and needs to be very specifically learned and internalized for it to sound natural in the context.”

The full article is available to read on The SunBreak’s website here.

Photo Credit: The SunBreak

Photo Credit: The SunBreak

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