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JOY IN SINGING AWARD WINNER RECITAL | Merkin Hall, New York, NY
"She is a true 'recitalist'."
- The Opera Insider, October 31, 2014

Sametz CARMINA AMORIS | Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
"Soprano Tami Petty... delivered a performance of great beauty, conveying heartbreak as she navigated the extremes of register with brilliance."
- New York Concert Review Inc., November 25, 2014

Schmidt NOTRE DAME | Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
"... soprano Tami Petty made an impressive cameo as Old Falourdel the innkeeper, showing off a remarkably secure high extension."
- www.musicalcriticism.com, May 27, 2012


LOTTE LEHMANN FOUNDATION RECITAL | Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York, NY
"An aria from Handel’s Giulio Cesare was brilliantly and excitingly sung by the ample-voiced (and ample-bodied) dramatic soprano Tami Petty. We forecast a Wagnerian future for this gal!"

"The art songs sung by Ms. Petty gave her the opportunity to demonstrate her excellent German and formidable dramatic skills. She showed a wide emotional range without any artifice whatsoever; it seemed as if every gesture came from a deep inner place. The often heard and always appreciated Maestro was with her every step of the way and gave a particularly light and lively rendition of “Ganymed". She was absolutely adorable singing “There are Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden" and charmingly sly in her encore, Granados’ "El Majo Discreto"."
- The Opera Insider, March 17, 2011


Rossini PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE | Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
“Tami Petty’s powerful soprano enlivened the “O salutaris" at the end of the work…" – New York Times, March 24, 2010

Rossini PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE | Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
“For sheer beauty of voice itself, I was absolutely stunned by Tami Petty. Was it Rossini style? I wouldn’t bother to answer that question. Such a beauty and purity of tone is so rare that I could only listen in ethereal pleasure." – www.concertonet.com


Menotti AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (Amahl’s Mother) | Grace Church, New York, NY
“Tami Petty was very fine as Amahl’s Mother, the best I’ve seen over a number of productions in the last several years. Her voice is perfect for both the tenderness and towering passion of the role. Especially effective was her coming out toward the audience during the centerpiece quartet with the Kings." - Titus on Mission: Commentary by Titus Presler on Mission and World Christianity Blog, January 12, 2010


Verdi FALSTAFF (Alice Ford) | Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA
"... soprano Tami Petty a commanding Alice Ford." - Goleta Valley Voice


A SLICE OF LIFE: 20th-Century American Composers | New York Singing Teacher's Association Concert, Columbia Teacher's College Chapel, New York, NY
"... an engaging vocal showpiece like William Mayer's UNFORTUNATE SOPRANO - especially as performed in such a spectacularly entertaining fashion by Tami Petty - demonstrates the rewards of thinking in a vocally adventurous manner." - Voice Prints

"Mark Glick's WHEN A MAN GOES LOOKING FOR A WOMAN (was) performed with Chaucerian lustiness and luscious voice by Tami Petty." - Voice Prints


Hagemann THE MUSIC CURE (Strega Thundridge) | Opera Intimate at
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
"Tami Petty, a recent Merola program alumna, has a darkly-colored soprano voice of significant amplitude." - New Music Connoisseur

"The sado-masochistic elements of this relationship are screamingly funny. Tami Petty and James Schaffner were well matched in their comedic flair and superb vocalism. Their tit for tat repartee was a joy from beginning to unbelievable end." - Voice Prints


THIS AMERICAN LIFE: 20th-Century American Composers | New York Singing Teacher's Association Concert, Steinway Concert Hall, New York, NY
"Soprano Tami Petty led all the singers in a comedic performance that drew much laughter from the audience." - Voice Prints


Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Berta) | Merola Opera Program,
San Francisco Opera, CA
"Tami Petty delivered a powerhouse account of Berta's aria, "Il vecchiotto cerca moglie..." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Tami Petty was delightful as Berta, the housekeeper, and contributed several laser-guided high notes to the ensemble finales." - Barbara Redux, http://www.sfcv.org

"Particularly strong were the deliciously rendered secondary roles of Berta (Tami Petty) and Basilio (Francois Lis)." - Opera-L

"Tami Petty had a commandingly comic presence as Berta." - Opera-L


Britten ALBERT HERRING (Mrs. Herring) | San Francisco Opera Center, Guest in the Adler Fellows Production, San Francisco, CA
"... Tami Petty's Mrs. Herring... equally well sung and individually characterized." - San Francisco Classical Voice


Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Berta) | Central City Opera,
Central City, CO
"Rounding out the soloists was soprano Tami Petty as Berta, the housemaid, lamenting lugubriously her spinsterhood." - Denver Post

"The terrific supporting cast included...Tami Petty's Berta (a fine singer and comic actress)..." - Rocky Mountain News


Sullivan HMS PINAFORE (Buttercup) | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester, NY
"Tami Petty stole the show as Buttercup in Pinafore. She used subtle but powerful gestures to communicate to us Buttercup's character, her voice was lovely and even throughout the range, and her diction was well-night perfect." - Democrat and Chronicle


Bach ST. JOHN PASSION | Rochester Bach Festival, Rochester, NY
"Especially good (was)... Tami Petty, in a moving performance of the Passion's most famous aria, Es ist vollbracht." - City: Rochester's Alternative Weekly


Purcell DIDO AND AENEAS (Dido) | Rochester Bach Festival and Publick Musik, Rochester, NY
"Tami Petty was a moving Dido; When I am laid in earth, dignified and perfectly paced, was truly the climax of the opera." - City Newspaper


Weill THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL NAMED JENNY Review (Jenny) |
Eastman Opera Theater, Rochester, NY
"... Petty ... had a sassy, brassy edge to her singing and a comic panache that were simply irresistible." -Times-Union