patricia o'callaghan
patricia o'callaghan

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O'Callaghan enters into the world of a song and gives it a three-dimensional life, using a lower range as smokey as the room will become and an upper register that vibrates with passion.
Now Magazine

This Toronto soprano can sing a 100-year-old German tune so lustily that you almost don't need a translation to know that someone's about to get his throat cut or get laid or both.
Jason Anderson,
The National Post

A genuine phenomenon in the making, Patricia O'Callaghan turns heads and opens ears - her devotion to ... offbeat repertoire may make the Canadian singer the unlikeliest new star in ages.
Michael Posner,
The Globe and Mail

There is a vulnerable candor to her approach ... that fortifies its allure in a way that mere technically formidable singers could never fathom ... a truly exceptional blend of natural expressiveness and masterful coloration ... her tender versions of Cohen's "Take this Waltz" and "Hallelujah" are revelatory.
Timothy White,
Billboard Magazine

What a concept: a gorgeous voice and a gorgeous melody ... Even if you're not yet a cabaret fan, O'Callaghan will break (or steal) your heart in those late- night moments.
Playboy Magazine

O'Callaghan's an impressive talent with unlimited potential ... The show's crammed with charm and charisma.
Geoff Chapman,
The Toronto Star

Her voice - supple yet clear, commanding yet intimate ... [Real Emotional Girl] confirms the singer's ability to stretch musical boundaries with a conviction that charms.
Wayne Hoffman,
Billboard Magazine

Patricia O'Callaghan's interpretation of songs by Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Pearl Jam, to say nothing of Bob Dylan's classic "Like a Rolling Stone," have all the charm of a completely new love at first sight.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Patricia O'Callaghan has the kind of innocent, clear voice that could sing a baby to sleep, but it's just as good at conjuring smokey nightclubs and dirty sheets.
Elisa Poole,
The Globe and Mail

Toronto cabaret singer Patricia O'Callaghan is pegged to become the genre's first modern superstar.
The National Post

Patricia O'Callaghan seems to be a student not of genre, but of voice, as she exhibits chamelionic versatility by sounding like two distinctly different singers on her extroverted rendition of "Glitter and be Gay" and then her soft and subtle performance of Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'."
All About Jazz

O'Callaghan deserves to be noticed ... unlike most classically trained singers, she knows how to put a song across. Her stage persona is equal parts minx and gamine, with a dash of the girl next door... There's no doubting her nerve. What other singer would segue from a cabaret song by Weill to Schubert's "Die junge Nonne," in a nightclub no less?
Robert Everett-Green,
The Globe and Mail

The most promising cabaret performer of her generation ... the willowy ... soprano stands an excellent chance of becoming the first commercially explosive young star of her careworn genre in several decades.
Timothy White,
Billboard

 

 

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