Kelly Cae Hogan (as Norma) impressed from the first with technical sovereignty that was admirable to the end.

— Weser Kurier

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk


“The American soprano has dramatic point and a blooming tone, with a vocal thrust that easily surpasses even the orchestra’s fortissimo.” Frankfurter Rundschau

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk“The American Kelly Cae Hogan, making her first appearance in Kassel, is a stroke of luck as Katerina: she plays the figure with such complexity: arrogantly, passionately, cold-bloodedly, hot loving and deeply despairing. Hogan’s vocal reserves are admirable, her powerful lyricism seizes you.” Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

“By the last scene the audience feels compassion for Katja, due greatly to Kelly Cae Hogan who in this provocative part, remains vocally not guilty — her dramatic soprano over-radiates throughout the enormous orchestra eruptions, finding again and again touching lyric poetry.” Oberhessische Presse

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk“Kelly Cae Hogan plays the disturbed, destructive Katja with eminent sensitivity: embodying passion, compassion and hopelesness with moving intensity. Additionally, gifted with a highly moving voice, she obtains Katja’s ambivalent inner torment: strongly expressed with vocal authority.” Opernnetz.de

 

“With her dramatic intensity, highly expressive musical shapings, and enormous vocal potential, Kelly Cae Hogan receives highest kudos.” Goettinger Tageblatt



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