Reviews

Canton Symphony-Il Barbieri di Siviglia:
One of the most captivating qualities of this well-paced production was the remarkable acting abilities of the principal performers. While all of them are certainly sublimely gifted singers, each brought an astonishingly well-honed theatrical sensibility to the proceedings. And as an ensemble, their chemistry was a seamless display of impeccable comic timing…Mezzo-soprano Fenlon Lamb’s portrayal of [Rosina] was a masterfully adroit blending of the victimized, resentful woman given to bouts of girlish pouting, and the vivacious, willful woman longing for real love.

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL OPERA REVIEW 3/2/11

Opera Cleveland presents a frolicsome ‘Don Giovanni’ at the State Theatre: Fenlon Lamb’s [Zerlina] abounds in robust vitality.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer 10/31/09

Falstaff, Opera Cleveland:
Fenlon Lamb sang well and made much of the possibilities for [Meg Page].

Opera News Online-Alan Montgomery 6/19/09

Opera Cleveland finds the glee in Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’:
The wives could hardly be more captivating. Caitlyn Lynch is a vivacious and shimmering Alice Ford, and Fenlon Lamb brings fetching personality to [Meg Page].

The Cleveland Plain Dealer 06/20/09

Falstaff @ Opera Cleveland 6/19:
Caitlyn Lynch and Fenlon Lamb, as Alice Ford and [Meg Page], respectively, were a great comedic team, comely to look at, and well matched, vocally.

Cool Cleveland 06/19/09

Richly endowed ‘Figaro’:
Berkshire Opera’s major strength over the years has resided in the vocal and acting skills of the artists on its stages. This “Figaro” ensemble is especially rich in these endowments…As [Marcellina], mezzo Fenlon Lamb, pert in her tight skirt and coiffed in flaming red, could be a mature Beverly Hills sex-pot, and one imagines Dr. Bartolo, bass Jason Hardy, practicing surgery of the plastic kind in the same community. The two were hilarious in their lost-son discovery scene.

Richard Houdek, Special to The Eagle 08/08

‘Figaro’ remains a timeless classic: [Marcellina], an older woman intent on marrying Figaro herself, is played with grand style and a hilarious red wig by Fenion Lamb. She and her vis-a-vis, Doctor Bartolo – played with joy by Jason Hardy – sing, plot, dance and cavort around the stage like two slightly mad puppies…They are an excellent pair.

North Adams Transcript 08/20/08

Bellini, I Puritani:
A spectacular weekend of music-theater began for me with this stunning production of my favorite Bellini opera…taking its place among the perhaps half-dozen practically flawless evenings I have experienced in the opera house over the past fifty years. [For] the performances of the four principals and their fellow singers, everyone simply was the person he was on stage to portray. Nor, I am happy to report, was there a single weak link in terms of voice quality, technique, or stylistic command…enthusiastic praise for Fenlon Lamb’s Enrichetta.

Bernard Jacobson-Fanfare Magazine

Seattle Opera-I Puritani:
I’d also like to hear more of mezzo Fenlon Lamb, who sang Enrichetta, the Queen, who impressed without melodrama.

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Sacramento, Turn of the Screw:
In a spirited, flawless performance, a splendidly cast, convincingly directed, spectacularly sung and played production…Fenlon Lamb was straight-arrow strong as the Housekeeper [Mrs.Grose].

San Francisco Classical Voice 02/26/08

Daring ‘Turn of the Screw’ thrills with a fine cast:
In the Sacramento Opera’s deeply engaging and highly provocative production…[a] strong performance also delivered by mezzo-soprano Fenlon Lamb as Mrs. Grose.

The Sacramento Bee 02/25/08

Brahms’ beauty infuses stirring chamber concert:
The marvelous mezzo-soprano, Fenlon Lamb….whose satiny voice marries the richness of her low register with a silky set of overtones…a vocal breakthrough for the series.

The Toledo Blade 01/21/08

A smart, compact ‘Carmen’:
Some of the power of this Carmen was the sense that there was always something being held in reserve [which] helped the slam-bang ending, when it came, pack more punch. Individually the voices were top-notch. Lamb’s portrayal of Carmen as sincere and even a bit elegant…made it work on her own terms, adding another element of freshness.

Hippo Press 10/24/06

Granite State’s colorful ‘Carmen’ hits the mark most of the time:
Fenlon Lamb [as Carmen] is a singer gifted with a wonderful, resonant voice that packs plenty of punch in all the right places in the score.

OperaOnline 10/22/06

Scaled down ‘Rigoletto’ sung with zeal:
Fenlon Lamb used her sultry mezzo winningly as she threw herself into the steamed up role of Maddalena.

The Baltimore Sun 04/03/06

Orchestra, soloists superb in ‘Romeo and Juliette’ story:
Among the supporting parts, Fenlon Lamb stood out with her resonant tone and excellent French in the trouser role of Stephano.

The Akron Beacon Journal 02/12/06

‘Barber’ lathers on the laughs:
The singers, for their part, seemed to be having a great time…Fenlon Lamb’s Rosina was every inch the saucy rebel. She navigated the highly ornamented passages with creamy ease.

The Sacramento Bee 09/19/2005

Lyric Opera letter perfect with ‘She Loves Me’:
Fenlon Lamb brings dry wit and knowing understatement to Ilona.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer 07/05

Faust, Cleveland Opera:
Fenlon Lamb was an animated, memorable Marthe.

Opera News 02/18/05

Sweeney Todd, Cleveland Opera:
One of Cleveland Opera’s most memorable outings to date…a cast of superb singers and actors. Fenlon Lamb (also benefiting from a restored aria) was a moving and convincing Beggar Woman.

Opera News 02/05

‘Sweeney Todd’ shines in rich production:
Fenlon Lamb nails the pathos that the mysterious Beggar Woman should project.

The Plain Dealer 12/05/04

Hope shines through in stories of Holocaust:
The production ‘Come to Me in Dreams’ has a stellar ensemble cast including Sanford Sylvan … Fenlon Lamb’s Wife abounds in allure and sympathy … the deceased wife whose nostalgic and seductive utterances merge with the bright sonorities of the piano.

The Plain Dealer 6/10/04

‘Cosi fan tutte’ blessed with highly accomplished cast:
Fenlon Lamb proved a charismatic Dorabella. Her impulsive, flirtatious characterization was supported by a dynamic, rich vocal sound that lent a mezzo weight and contrast … and what beautifully sung duets!

Santa Barbara News Press 3/3/04

A G&S not to miss, ‘Iolanthe’ balances comedy, poignancy:
The cast enters the spirit of the piece and never lets the humor or tenderness flag … his immortal mother, Iolanthe, whom Fenlon Lamb portrays with fetching dignity and vocal allure.

The Plain Dealer 12/07/03

‘Werther’ Strikes a sad but good chord:
In the last two acts when Charlotte tries to make sense of lingering feelings for Werther and her duties as the wife of bland, bourgeois Albert, Lamb did telling work vocally and theatrically.

The Baltimore Sun 11/12/03

Hartford Symphony-Beethoven Mass in C:
…featured four young and attractive sounding soloists…well prepared and polished. The performance had several remarkable moments. The blending of the female soloists, the richness of Aaron’s voice and the bell-like clarity of Lamb worked nicely.

The Hartford Courant 11/02/02

Opera Vivente- Agrippina:
In the title role, Fenlon Lamb revealed a bright, flexible voice, ever-vibrant phrasing and theatrical flourish. She was particularly impressive in the closing aria of Act 2, one of Handel’s most sparkling inventions.

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Opera- Andrea Chénier:
Lovely mezzo-soprano Fenlon Lamb sang the self-centered Contessa to perfection.

The Washington Post