Made in America with South Beach Chamber Ensemble:

“Inside the hall was another force of nature, embodied in two violins, a viola, a cello and a pretty soprano.”

“The final couplet from Sonnet 116 was beautifully framed by Hersey and the quartet. She and the SBCE were five well-tuned instruments playing together as a single being in this most beloved of Shakespearean sonnets.”

“Hersey rendered Portia’s mercy seasons justice plea powerfully and with the theatrical sense that if The Merchant of Venice had been a musical, Hoiby’s music might have been its score.”

“The sparkle in Hersey’s face matched her voice, her hopeful and twinkling interpretation of the melody combined with SBCE’s undulating accompaniment was another moment well spent on this sunny afternoon.”

Miami Artzine

 

Scandinavia Explored with South Beach Chamber Ensemble:

“Soprano Anna Hersey was the real deal… render[ed] these short and lovely tunes with convincing authenticity. Oh yeah, one huge flawless voice helped.”

“Gösta Nystroem, also musing on the sea in ‘Det enda,’ provided Hersey with a vehicle for her considerable pipes.”

“The final song, Ture Rangström’s ‘Pan’ … brought out Hersey’s delightful facial expressions one more time, her voice towering, delicate and graceful.”

Miami Artzine

 

Ballymore with Frost Opera Theatre:

“A standout in the role of Mag was the soprano Anna Hersey, a vivacious, compelling and vocally impressive stage presence.”

South Florida Classical Review