Nelson Pressley on Kelli O’Hara

October 18, 2010

 The Washington Post on the South Pacific alumna at the Kennedy Center: “She’s ideal for this repertoire, sparkling and singing with intelligent phrasing and rich emotion. It’s good that O’Hara wants to expand her horizons, but she’s also smart to keep putting her stamp on such golden material.”

Stephen Holden on the Lerner & Loewe Concert

April 22, 2010

The NYTimes on the recent concert: “A gilded fantasy of an American Camelot flickered over Carnegie Hall on Friday evening as the New York Pops presented “The Best of Lerner and Loewe,” a greatest-hits anthology of beloved show tunes. Frederick Loewe’s sweeping Old World melodies, sung by Kelli O’Hara and Paulo Szot, the lovebirds of the “South Pacific” revival, joined by the tenor Michael Slattery, conjured a bygone era of romantic nobility.”

Stephen Holden on Kelli O’Hara

April 3, 2009

The NY Times on Broadway’s state-of-the-art spunky ingenue: “This lovely creature is not the simpering, twittering airhead of traditional operetta and its offshoots but a homespun, levelheaded gal with her feet on the ground, a sense of humor and a steady gaze fixed on the horizon.”

Stephen Holden on Kelli O’Hara

January 29, 2008

Surprisingly ambivilent review from the NY Times on Kelli O’Hara, the spectacular star of Light in the Piazza and Pajama Game: “So much talent, so many tough decisions. For Ms. O’Hara choosing the right path will not be easy.”