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[Pallas Athena]
  • "Dana Lynne Varga embodied an angry and foreboding Pallas Athena. She arrived with a flash of lightning and rolling thunder….warning of the tragedies to ensue. Varga owned the stage with drama and vivid vocal color."
  • -John W. Ehrlich The American Record Guide (May/June 2019 Issue)
[From Odyssey Opera's Paride ed Elena by C.W. Gluck]
  • "Dana Lynne Varga’s firmly sung performance as Pallas Athene conveyed all the fury of the role."
[From Odyssey Opera's Paride ed Elena by C.W. Gluck]
  • "An added treat was soprano Dana Lynne Varga who appeared in the penultimate scene of the opera as Pallade Athene, the dea ex machina of the story. With a soprano of impressive scale, she intoned her impassioned prophecy with such intensity, that her one scene nearly stole the entire show."
[From Odyssey Opera's Paride ed Elena by C.W. Gluck]
  • "Dana Lynne Varga’s commanding voice and presence turned Athena into a Baroque Erda as she warned of the consequences of the lovers succumbing to their passion."
  • -Kevin Wells, BachTrack (Feb 18, 2019) BachTrack
[From Odyssey Opera's Paride ed Elena by C.W. Gluck]
  • "Soprano Dana Lynne Varga stormed through her 11th-hour appearance as Athene, foretelling the dire consequences of Paride and Elena’s elopement"
[From On Behalf of a Madman with Grand Harmonie Orchestra]
  • "Varga had a commanding presence and her arias were full of vocal luster"
[From the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers]
  • "Throughout, soprano Dana Lynne Varga streaked up into the stratosphere and back down to earth with ease"
  • "....the work’s technical demands are daunting; one needs a large, energetic chorus and a quartet of tireless, limber-voiced soloists, as well as a full orchestra. But all these things were present at Jordan Hall on Friday night..."
[From Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers]
  • "What continually impressed me during the hour and a half performance were Hoose’s superb conducting and the four impressive vocal soloists.....Soprano Dana Varga contributed many memorable moments of beauty."
[From the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers]
  • "The soloists of the vocal quartet presented a fine ensemble of well-tuned voices: Dana Varga’s clear soprano matched the flexibility and clarity of Emily Marvosh’s contralto throughout her extensive range."
​[From Kirschner's Songs of Ascent (Boston Premiere​) with Coro Allegro]
  • ​"Soprano Dana Varga began 'Lord, my heart is not haughty' in a still small voice which she and the composer developed and shaped into a lovely silver strand.​"
[From the Amy Beach Mass with Commonwealth Chorale and the NE Philharmonic]
  • "Varga's silvery tone projected with authority"
[From the Amy Beach Mass with Commonwealth Chorale and the NE Philharmonic]
  • "The soloists brought rich vibrancy to Beach’s occasionally dark textures. Dana Lynne Varga sang with a radiant soprano and soft elegance in the 'Et incarnates est.'"
[From the Fauré​ Requiem with Springfield Symphony]
  • "Varga captured the ears and hearts of all present with a simple, tender rendition of the ‘Pie Jesu,’ her limpid, spinning tone perfectly suited to Faure’s gentle ascents and musical caresses."
[From Nielsen’s 3rd Symphony with Springfield Symphony]
  • "The ‘Andante pastorale’ movement of the Nielsen 3rd has only to be heard once to never be forgotten, by virtue of the composer’s use of two human voices singing wordless vocalise from the rear of the orchestra, their tone floating above musing strings and warbling winds. Soloists Dana Lynne Varga and John Salvi gave splendid performances in the movement, Varga soaring effortlessly to high Bs, and Salvi vibrant and rich in the height of his range."
[From art song recital tour with Calliope’s Call]
  • "Both sets were sung with honest passion. Exquisite singing and, certainly done with deeply considered expression."
  • - Peter Jacobi, the Bloomington Herald-Times
[From Sea Symphony with the Metropolitan Chorale]
  • "Outstanding among all the elements were the two soloists. Dana Schnitzer has a promising career ahead of her. Beyond a beautifully well-grounded quality throughout her range, she sings with conviction and appropriate emotion."
  • - Anthony J. Palmer, the Boston Musical Intelligencer
[From "Cosi fan Tutte" with Connecticut Lyric Opera]
  • "Ms. Schnitzer (the other sister, Fiordiligi) was beautiful to behold, and her voice soared effortlessly into the upper reaches of this role’s difficult yo-yo tessitura"
  • - Larry Kellum, Town Times (CT)
[From "L‘elisir d‘amore" at the Caramoor Bel Canto Festival]
  • "Dana Schnitzer, a sweet-voiced soprano....[appeared] as Giannetta, a country girl who knows what is going down in her rustic village. This gifted young cast rose to the challenge in a performance so well prepared it came across as natural and spontaneous....it was the exceptional cast that carried the show."
  • - The New York Times
[From "L‘elisir d‘amore" at the Caramoor Bel Canto Festival]
  • "Dana Schnitzer, one of Caramoor’s Young Bel Canto Artist company, shows much promise."
[From "Alcina" with Boston Opera Collaborative]
  • "Friday‘s and Sunday‘s performances were sung splendidly by Dana Schnitzer as Alcina... this second cast was outstanding."
  • - Michael Willett, Boston