ProMusica review: Chorale, singers create beautiful harmony with orchestra

The LancasterChorale, given a workout throughout the piece, was never less than assured in occupying the same sonic space as the orchestra and soloists. Among the individual singers, mezzo-soprano Nims, with her refined, lilting tone, was particularly impressive.

Peter Tonguette, The Columbus Dispatch
'Peter Grimes' a high-water mark

“Equally superb dramatic and vocal contributions are made by mezzo Ann Murray, as Auntie, the owner of the local pub; soprano Nikki Einfeld and mezzo Abigail Nims as her precocious nieces.”

David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
ASO, soloist beautifully perform Beethoven, Berlioz at Croswell
“Nims gave a first-rate interpretation of every one of the songs in the cycle, demonstrating a depth of connection with the music that was quite remarkable. This was the first time she had performed this work in concert, but it was very obvious that she had thought long and hard beforehand about the meaning of the poetry itself. At the same time, she more than proved herself to be a singer of considerable talent, with superb control and vocal range, and sang the French-language lyrics beautifully and clearly.”
Arlene Bachanov, Daily Telegram (MI)
Die Fledermaus
“Mezzo Abigail Nims had great fun with the trousers role of Orlovsky, the Russian count who is bored — B-O-R-I-N-K—by life. The diminutive Nims played the Count as a sort of spoiled brat; it worked. And Nims made the most of Orlovsky’s two big arias—‘Chacun à son goût’ (each to his own taste) and the rollicking champagne song.”
M.D. Ridge, WHRO
Palm Beach Opera's 'Cosi Fan Tutte' a polished gem
"[Mezzo] soprano Abigail Nims as Despina, the maid with a difference, was a thorough hoot with her comedic high jinx. Vocally focused, with an ability to change her voice to suit many guises, she was a high point of the evening. Her Una donna a quindici anni was a thrill and full of spirit."
R. Spencer Butler, Palm Beach Daily News
Worthy voices lift under-energized production in Palm Beach Opera's "Cosi
"The mezzo-soprano Abigail Nim's was a scene-stealing Despina, the maid whose wit and resourcefulness place her miles ahead of her social superiors, with a sharp voice that easily cut through the ensemble texture when required."
David Fleshler, South Florida Classical Review
PB Opera's 'Cosi' well-sung, craftily staged
"The role of Despina is a gift for a comic singer, and mezzo Abigail Nims was marvelous at it. She has a big voice with a sharp, cutting sound when she needs it, and she got the second act off to a wonderful start with her Una donna a quindici anni. The quality of her singing was apparent early in the first act, and not just with In uomini, in soldati: In the sextet before Fiordiligi’s Come scoglio, you could hear Nims tossing off those fast leaps at Io non so, se son Vallachi with pinpoint accuracy."
Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach Arts Paper
Opera New Jersey season opens with witty 'Don Giovanni'
"Rounding out the trio of women, mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims was a spirited, warm-voiced Zerlina, a peasant girl Giovanni invites to his castle.”
Ronni Reich, New Jersey Star-Ledger
Pulcinella, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
"There were three excellent young American soloists in Abbado's sensibly paced, delicately textured Pulcinella ... though the real find of the evening was the warm-voiced [mezzo Abigail] Nims, supple and expressive in every register, with a gleaming top. Keep an eye on her."
Richard Evidon, American Record Guide
When an Innocent Turns Aggressor
"As Zefka, the rich-toned mezzo Abigail Nims was more the sweetly playful, gentle flirt than Carmen-like vamp."
Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times
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