June 13, 2016
"Six languages, no less!"
"...exciting coloratura ... it was a pleasure to hear [a soprano] with a unique tone involving substantial vibrato. ... a rich mezzo-soprano quality in her lower register. We are sure to be hearing more from this promising young artist."
-Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche
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May 28, 2016
"Opera soprano presents hometown concert"
"Soprano Kinneret Ely doesn't often perform in Williamsburg, a place she once called home, but that makes any chance to do so all the more special.
Ely will present an evening of song in the Williamsburg Library Theatre on Wednesday, June 1.
She now lives in New York, pursuing an opera career. Most recently, Ely took the stage in Opera NOVA's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" as Rosina, and her September concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, was broadcast on Israel's Classical Music radio station."
-Heather Bridges, The Virginia Gazette
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Feb 25, 2016
Concert review (Tel Aviv)
"For the last few years American-Israeli soprano Kinneret Ely has arranged to do in Israel a recital once or twice a season, and this makes it possible to follow her technical and artistic development closely and in depth.
Last night, she performed at the Felicja Blumental Music Center, and as usual created an attractive and surprising program (details in the comments), most of it Lieder covering a wide stylistic range. Especially beautiful and memorable was the Israeli part of the evening, which was sung in a captivatingly simple way: warm, direct, transparent singing, true to the style, with no iota of operatic affectations.
Ely reserved her show of technique for the 'Shadow Song' by Meyerbeer, in a sweeping performance, culminating with the complex cadenza with flutist Anna Kondrashina - with whom she already collaborated successfully in the 'Mad Scene' from Lucia di Lammermoor in her last recital.
One should also note the delightful encore, 'Vanilla Ice Cream', from the musical She Loves Me. Pianist Dan Deutsch provided excellent and sensitive support to the singing and he played Strauss' 'Morgen' with great delicacy." -Amir Kidron, Music4awhile (translated from Hebrew)
Oct 14, 2015
"Bernstein Remembered" concert review
"No Bernstein tribute would be complete without selections from Candide, and indeed we had two. The first was 'Glitter and Be Gay', a coloratura showstopper requiring a singer to be Queen of the Night and a Rockette all rolled up into one. Soprano Kinneret Ely was both, giving a high-energy performance." -Rorianne Schrade, New York Classical Review