REVIEWS:

The Juilliard School 2019-20 Review: Rinaldo

Senior Maggie Renée Valdman, in the generously cut-down version of Goffredo, possesses a luscious and deep mezzo sound suited well for the music. Her interpretation was earnest and wise, commanding the stature of an army general. (Arya Roshanianm, Feb 21, 2020)

Opera Wire

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Love Sex Magic

As Goffredo, head of the Crusade and father of the heroine, Maggie Reneé Valdman’s suavely forthright and impressive mezzo made her character far less of a distraction than he can sometimes be: the character of his brother Eustazio was entirely omitted from the sensibly abridged performing edition Juilliard used. More than once I thought Valdman might have made quite a worthy Rinaldo. (Christopher Corwin, Feb 19, 2020)

Parterre Box

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Battle of the Sexes, Battle of the Faiths

Mezzo-soprano Maggie Renée Valdman made a strong Goffredo, evincing a richly textured sound and masculine posture. Phrasing and breath control, as well as dynamics, made for a fine performance. (Meche Kroop, Feb 18, 2020)

Voce Di Meche

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An Epic Feast for the Ears

...up and coming mezzo Maggie Renee Valdman, a singer to keep your eye on. (Christina Linhardt, Dec 28, 2019)

California Philharmonic

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Talents of the World 2019 Review: International Voice Competition Grand Finals

Mezzo-soprano Maggie Renee Valdman came next, singing Olga’s aria from “Eugene Onegin.” Her bubbly opening soon tapered to a slower, lovely sentiment which retained its brightness even as Valdman dipped into her lower register. Her second number, “Must the Winter Come So Soon” from Barber’s “Vanessa,” made for a reflective contrast. Valdman’s questioning tones made her phrases sadly ache through this slower aria.(Logan Martell, Dec 10, 2019)

Opera Wire

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