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(We) marveled at Ditlow’s perfectionism and desire to go well above her duties as the pianist, providing additional coaching to vocalists and joining community outreach initiatives.
Rachel Hergett, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
It is scored for piano, violin, and cello, which were played excellently by Debra Ayers, Megan Holland, and Joel Becktell, respectively, and it was very capably conducted by Kristin Ditlow.
Dean Yannias, "Talkin' Broadway," on Ron Strauss' Los Bufones
Maestro Ditlow gave us an exciting overture and kept it all together ... Certainly she did not fall into the traps mentioned above by James Conlon. Somehow it seemed appropriate that Norma, one of the most powerful and complex female leads in opera, was brought to life by three women—Mesdames Oshe, Stickann and Ditlow -
This was such a fine Norma because all of the elements came together—the first rate singing, the involving production and acting, and of course the music and the story itself. Spunky little Opera Southwest set out to climb the ‘Everest of opera’, and by heaven and the Druidic gods, they made it to the top.
Charles Jernigan, review of NORMA, Opera Southwest (April, 2018)
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