The two real heroes of the week were conductor Richard Farnes and Kelly Cae Hogan who sang Brunnhilde for the entire cycle. In her highly commited performances she proved a revelation, her voice being sumptuous and full, her vibrant tones offsetting an almost metallic edge to her sound.

— Sam Smith - MusicOMH 7/3/2016 (Royal Festival Hall-London)

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Hogan, a soprano, captured the litheness, sensuality and curiosity of a spoiled teen – and the vocal beauty and musicianship to cajole, to storm, to soar mightily over the large orchestra. She has a magnificent voice. Virginian-Pilot (B.J. Atkinson – February 2, 2015)Salome with cloche

Kelly Cae Hogan’s effortlessly soaring soprano (and her) take on perhaps the craziest princess in opera has a way of reverberating in the mind long after you’ve left the theater. Richmond Times-Dispatch (Roy Proctor – February 7, 2015)

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