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Ann Moss / Press

“One Art Ensemble turns one year old this month, giving it reason to celebrate. The ensemble — soprano Ann Moss, pianist Hillary Nordwell, and violist Alexa Beattie — has everything going for it: talent, youth, musicality, and the ensemble chops it has developed in various configurations together since 2004. The players’ captivating sound and commitment to developing new works for this unique instrumentation is beginning to earn them the recognition they deserve.”

“Moss, the sole vocalist, and present throughout the program, right away deployed the brightness and vibrancy of her instrument, handsomely accompanied by pianist Steven Bailey ... Wade’s setting of three dream studies by CMASH poet in residence Lisa DeSiro provided Moss with the sort of dramatic material to which her striking Piaf-like physical presence and her secure, high-ranged singing voice are both extremely well-suited.”

“(In the CMASH Premiere Recital) Moss was an impressive performer, best in the extremely high part of her wide range, some notes of which carried a Birgit Nilsson–like thrill. Moss carried her beautiful, melodic to melismatic lines with powerful expression.”

“Singing the role of Fire, Nightingale and, especially, the Princess, (in Ravel's L'Enfent) Ann Moss produced a wonderfully pure, affecting sound.”

“The exultant Kyrie (in Haydn's Paukenmesse) featured soprano Ann Moss in an appealingly buoyant rendering of several solo passages. Her sweetly crystalline sound contrasted pleasingly with the rich, velvety tone of mezzo-soprano Bonnie Brooks in their brief duos.”

“Soprano Ann Moss gave a splendid performance of Et exaltavit spiritus meus (My spirit hath rejoiced), ably accompanied by oboist Jessica Boelter. [Kuhnau Magnificat]”

“As Blondchen (in Mozart's Abduction), Ann Moss sang and acted with verve: her agility and high voice impressive.”

Olivia Stapp - Berkeley Daily Planet

“Ann Moss's Nannetta (in Verdi's Falstaff), her singing illuminated by beautifully pure floated high notes, visibly brightened the stage”

Jason Victor Serinus - Opera News