German Press


Mozart Davidde Penitente: Canadian soprano Melody Dobson demonstrated true vocal virtuousity, in clear, controlled coloratura passages, with wonderful carrying power, and a top range that remained utterly beautiful even up to the E above High C.  In a word, this Mozart singer is a real discovery. (Kieler Nachrichten)


Haydn The Creation: Excellent soloists, like the Canadian soprano Melody Dobson, whose smooth, sumptuous voice captivated the audience from the very first aria, played a large part in the success of this concert. (Schleswig Holsteinische Landeszeitung)


Pergolesi Stabat Mater: Melody Dobson filled the soprano part with painful emotion that never appeared superficial, due in part to her technical prowess and the natural beauty of her voice. (Landeszeitung Lüneburg)


Bach St. Matthew’s Passion: Soprano Melody Dobson sang her part elegantly, light as a feather, with a positively angelic quality. (Neue Westfälische)


Brahms A German Requiem: Comforting words that, in the Bible do not come from a woman, Brahms set for a „maternal“ solo soprano.  Melody Dobson was exactly right for this part.  Her shining, angelic voice touched the audience. (Hamburger Abendblatt)


Art Song Recital: Melody Dobson demonstrated great musical expression... natural charm and vocal presence ....  intensive, soulful Lied interpretation. (Neue Westfälische)


Bach St. John’s Passion: Melody Dobson enthralled the audience with the aria „Zerfließe mein Herze“. (Bergedorfer Zeitung)


Händel St. John’s Passion: The intimate musical interpretation of arias was clearly Melody Dobson’s specialty. (Lippstädter Patriot)


Haydn The Creation: Melody Dobson shone in her arias as Gabriel and Eva, especially in the clarity of her coloratura and the ease of her top notes, doing justice to the beauty of Haydn’s music...the highlight of the performance was surely the duet „Holde Gattin/Teuerer Gatte“.  Dobson and Prey’s depiction of Adam and Eve in this piece almost defies description. (Dithmarscher Landeszeitung)


Mozart Mass in C-Minor: Melody Dobson’s clear, slender, flexible voice easily mastered the enormous challenges of the soprano part, rendering her performance a highlight of this concert. (Kieler Nachrichten)


Mozart Requiem: Melody Dobson’s warm, round voice was a real asset to this performance. (Elmshorner Nachrichten)