By Gayle Williams [Herald Tribune, 7 April 2009]
The first of two Artist Series performances by soprano Malinda Haslett with accompanist Lee Dougherty Ross was everything an evening of art song should be — intimate, entertaining and just plain fun. Haslett is more than a superbly talented vocalist. She’s a gifted character actor and storyteller (in German, French, Italian and English!). Of course, this should be considered the norm for a highly trained professional singer of the classical style, but she carries it all off better than most.