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THE ROSE ELF NEW YORK TIMES

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ROSE ELF

 
 

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THE ROSE ELF

The Angel's Share

June 2018

"The production, directed by R.B. Schlather, featured a strong cast. In the title role, Samantha Hankey gave a vividly dramatic yet otherworldly performance."

OPERA NEWS

"That the Elf’s vocal line also dips down into a sustained, almost jazzy chest register more than suits mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey in the role. Neither visually nor aurally is she the mite of Andersen’s story; rather, she could be Hecate or Parvati, a fully bloomed goddess of creation and destruction."

OBSERVER

"As the titular Rose Elf, Samantha Hankey was something of a charming contradiction: practically helpless, but tremendous in both voice and presence. Within the confines of the catacombs, there were even moments when Hankey’s resonance could be felt through my very clothes." 

OPERAWIRE

"The luminous voice and commanding physical presence of the mezzo Samantha Hankey – tall and statuesque in a silvery dress, her hands and part of her face stained red – embodied the title character’s hidden strength instead of Tinkerbell clichés."

NATIONAL SAWDUST

 

SAMANTHA HANKEY

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