Songs in English were Voigt’s biggest treat

By LARRY FUCHSBERG [Star Tribune, 7 January 2009]

Soprano Deborah Voigt’s Tuesday-evening Schubert Club recital, a master class on communicating with an audience, explored several seldom-visited pockets of the art-song repertory. There were songs in Italian by Giuseppe Verdi (which, alas, lent credence to the view that great opera composers are never great song composers) and by Ottorino Respighi (who, too long represented by his noisy orchestral music, is ripe for rediscovery).