The performance by the Fort Worth Symphony, conductor Leanna Sterios and soprano Melissa Evelyn Givens equaled the dancing on stage in its excellence. Givens turned in a captivating rendition of this glorious but very challenging late romantic song cycle.
- Wayne Lee Gay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Houston soprano Melissa Givens, performing the treacherous solo in the fifth movement [of Brahms’ A German Requiem], sounded like the angelic voice that Brahms probably imagined as he composed it.
- David Mead, Austin American-Statesman