“Mozart C Minor Mass and Requiem, Mostly Mozart Festival: "Cecelia Hall introduced easy flexibility, arresting poise and enveloping warmth in the mezzo-soprano challenges.”
Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times, August 22, 2016
Hailed by the Financial Times for her “easy flexibility, arresting poise and enveloping warmth,” Cecelia Hall has appeared since 2014 in leading roles at many of the world’s finest stages, including Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, The Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia, and Oper Frankfurt, where she is a member of the ensemble.
Cecelia Hall divides her 2020-2021 season between North America and Germany, with role debuts on both continents: namely, the title role in Händel’s Xerxes at Oper Frankfurt and Varvara in Katya Kabanova with the Canadian Opera Company, with Johannes Debus conducting and...
Cecelia Hall’s meaty mezzo matches him in fierce intensity as Clorinda, and both of them summon heart-rending color in their phrases of anguish and defeat. As the service member Sorrel, Ms. Hall turned in a searing vocal performance as a broken woman ravaged by her war experience, her portentous mezzo imparting tremulous weariness and dread as she tries to hang onto her sanity with fingertips of steel.
James Sohre, Opera Today, September 19, 2017
Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Hall recently gave a magnificent recital [at Oper Frankfurt]. As Marguerite, she convincingly transforms herself from a young woman unconcernedly in love to a hopelessly desperate one, providing heart-moving moments with the melodic romantic funeral aria "D'amourl'ardente flamme", the great hit of the drama.