Photo by Dario Acosta
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"Act II also showcases the trouser role (a woman playing a male character) of Abigail Levis, a former Utah Opera Resident Artist, who returns to Salt Lake to sing the role of Prince Orlofsky—a character she lends great humor and depth to in addition to her beautiful voice. Her hilarious demands to be carried into rooms and kissed on the hand make some of the most entertaining memories." ~Utah Review
"While all performers had their shining moments, the standout performances of the evening go to Rethwisch for her role as the maid Adele, and, in a bit of gender-bending casting, Abigail Levis for her hilarious portrayal of the infinitely wealthy and eternally bored Prince Orlofsky. Small in stature, Levis’ commanding presence drew laughs as she would dramatically demand to be carried from room to room, indicate her desire for people to bow before her and theatrically sigh and lie down on the couch in a state of irreparable boredom."
"Mezzo-soprano Abigail Levis also sings Testo, and her singing is a masterclass in itself on grounded technique, which achieves consistent beauty in its sound."
“American Mezzo-soprano Abigail Levis was magnificent in the pitiful air “He was despised an rejected of men…” She demonstrated why she is on the cusp of a great career. Next week, she heads off to Berlin for an extended engagement with Deutsche Oper Berlin.”
~ Toronto Concert Reviews, David Richards
"If there was one moment that crystalized the production’s extraordinary appeal, it was Cherubino’s aria, “Voi che sapete,” sung with uncommon innocence and purity by mezzo soprano Abigail Levis. Levis, a former Utah Opera resident artist, wore her trouser role well, projecting just the right amount of awkward, youthful impetuousness."
~ Opera News
"Looking every bit like a teenage, impetuous boy, Abigail Levis sailed through the role of Cherubino, leaving an impressive vocal glow in her wake; she sculpted "Voi che sapete" in particular, with terrific tonal and textual sensitivity."
"She was really great in her high school musicals"
~ Abigail's Father