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"Return" by DUO ROSA, album review

Album Review

"Ortega can already look back on an ample career, and on this CD she displays several of her qualities – not only exquisite taste, but also true synergy with the pianist. Each of these works is imbued with such musicianship and subtlety that the listener is effortlessly led from 21st-century Europe to current-day Latin America, with stopovers in Impressionism and Late Romantic Nationalism. Coaxing the audience to follow the flow of lyric singing as if it was popular music is no easy task, but in this case the combination of folklore with avant-garde repertoire amply rises to the challenge".

"Return" by DUO ROSA, album review

Album Review

"Sincerity and freshness radiate from this portrait of a journey in a sound, resulting in a 21-track CD that combines French mélodies (artsongs) with songs in Spanish.One of the main strengths in this musical array is undoubtedly the CD's intriguing first piece, "Aller-retour", a new 10min. composition by Luxembourg composer Camille Kerger [...] Playing on the rich variety of emotions evoked in the text, the composer has created a beguiling series of poetic miniatures, each more expressive than the last [...] As a perfectly matched team, Duo Rosa, convincingly render this new work with commendable precision and a great deal of imagination. The two female musicians transfer the music and the text to an imaginary space where each element finds its appropriate function. Even the most striking contrasts cannot obstruct their discourse, which flows with natural ease." 

"Return" by DUO ROSA, album review

Album Review

"It’s a real pleasure to follow Dominican-Luxemburgish soprano Stephany Ortega and Belgian pianist Lйna Kollmeier –both members of the Duo Rosa–, on an hour-long musical journey across Luxemburg France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, sailing along 21 French mйlodies and Spanish "canciones". Outside snow is falling: the joy that I feel while sitting here and listening to this incredibly warm-blooded, now passionate, then melancholic music, is even more intense (...) In a short period of time, they offer a very nice and high-level sample of classical songs from the Central and South American repertoire. This recital is as valuable as it is unique!"

"Return" by DUO ROSA, album review

Album Review

"[...] Ortega does not need to set herself  any limits in terms of interpretation; thus, her keenly perceptive, strongly emotional performance does full justice to the song's context. A class act! [...] The Duo Rosa impressively highlights the dramatic and concrete narrative energy contained in these songs, leading us to discover hidden melodic beauty in several cases. Stephany Ortega truly possesses all the qualities required to effective artsong interpretation: a silvery timbre invariably charged with heartfelt emotion; a lyrically poignant voice that is likewise capable of inflaming itself with sudden dramatic urgency[...]"

Concert review about "Return World Tour" by DUO ROSA

Album Review

" Some years ago, a soprano and a pianist from the same generation, sharing a common background, combined their talents and produced optimal results. The communication between them flowed so well, and they shared the same way of approaching a score: one could tell that they felt happy and comfortable in their artistic collaboration. The two artists were Victoria de los Angeles and Alicia de Larrocha. 

In the recital offered by Duo Rosa – formed by soprano Stephany Ortega and pianist Lйna Kollmeier – the same miracle of communication among two musicians occurred once more. Ortega’s voice seemed to emerge spontaneously from within the piano; the keyboard found its natural extension in the singer’s timbre, as if there could be no other – a perfect, unique model of musical collaboration". 

Un tour du monde, derrière son piano

Interview

Thanks to the newspaper "L"Avenir" and to Jean-Claude Fonck for this wonderful interview to Léna  Kollmeier about Duo Rosa's first album "Return", the "Return Wolrd Tour" and much more!

Performance in the project "MOOD(s)" a dancing/live

Album Review

"[...] The soprano Stephany Ortega, dressed in black, intervenes sporadically in the more intimate moments that she sublimes with her warm and crystalline voice [...]".

Return" by DUO ROSA, album review

Album Review

"[...] With Stephany Ortega's well-timbred, powerful voice and Léna Kollmeier's  confident, precise piano playing, these Latin American songs sound like hymns to an entire continent [...] But then, when the Dominican soprano tackles French art song, what a beautiful, nice surprise! we hear that she is entirely capableof delicately whispering and murmuring our language with all the velvety timbre oneshould expect in such elegant repertoire  [...] Meanwhile, in the beauty of her phrasing, Léna Kollmeier proves that she is likewise capable of "singing", even in the piano parts."

Stephany Ortega

Interview

BOLD MAGAZINE

Stephany Ortega

Interview

FEMMES MAGAZINE

Stephany Ortega

Interview

Here you have my interview with Christiane Kremer for her radio program "À propos" on RTL Radio Luxembourg. Enjoy it!

Concert with the Choir and Orchestra of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo

Album Review

"[...] The classical singer Stephany Ortega, born in  Puerto Plata, but with the Luxembourgish nationality as well, was the special guest from Europe. She showed a rich palette of colors with a fine artistic and singing technique of high level, especially in her high register."

Una voz que desborda sueños en Europa

Album Review

hanks a lot to "Rub Magazine" and his journalist César Jiminian for this wonderful interview for the Dominican Republic! Here you have the link:

En chantant...

Interview

I would like to thank Thierry Hick for the beautiful interview he made about my work and career on the "Luxemburger Wort"!

Dominicans in BENELUX: the formula for success of Stephany Ortega

Interview

Interview with Pablo Gómez Borbón for the online magazine "Acento.com.do" (Dominican Republic): " Dominicans in BENELUX: the formula for success of Stephany Ortega". Enjoy it!

Radio program "ARTI-Chock"

Album Review

In case you missed it, here you have the link for the interview with Manuel Ribeiro for the radio program "ARTI-Chock" on the 19th October 2014 for the Radio 100,7. Voici le lien de l'interview avec Manuel Ribeiro pour le programme "ARTI-Chock" du 19 octobre 2014 à la Radio 100,7.

A Dominican voice acclaimed in Europe but unknown in her country

Interview

Interview with the online magazine "El Punto" (Dominican Republic): "Stephany Ortega: a Dominican voice acclaimed in Europe but unknown in her country"... about my work as a singer in Europe. Enjoy it!

Sopranistin Stephany Ortega leitet zur Zeit eine Masterclass in Saarburg

Interview

nterview with the "Lлtzebuerger Journal" (Luxembourg): "Gruppenerfahrung"...about my work at the "Saarburg Festival" 2014 as the Italian/French diction teacher. Enjoy it!

performance in the project "Inanna" a dancing/live music piece about the birth by the dancer and choreographer Annick Pütz:

Album Review

"...and singing (Stephany Ortega, the mother, exudes a charming and protective babble)".

Le choix de vivre de sa passion

Interview

TODAY!!! An article about my work on the newspaper "L'ESSENTIEL"! Here you have the link, enjoy it!

A Day to Remember

Album Review

A Day to Remember", a concert of a special kind, has inspired the audience at Kloster Karthaus. Multipercussionist Sven Kiefer and soprano Stephany Ortega invited to a fantastic journey ... Alongside Sven Kiefer, the soprano Stephany Ortega, with her soft voice, bewitched the audience with imaginative sounds. "

performance in the oratorio “Das Lied von der Glocke” for soloists, choir and orchestra by Andreas Romberg

Album Review

“…Vinzenz Haab with his dominant bass as “Meister”, as well as Stephany Ortega (soprano), Sandra Stahlheber (alto) and Dominik Heil (tenor) impressed us”. Continues...

Piece “Lieben Sie Strinberg” with the Academy Award winner Maximilian Schell

Album Review

“…behind Stephany Ortega sang beautifully heartbreaking "Solveig's Song" from Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite"

Performance in the “Missa Katharina” by Jacob de Haan for soprano, choir and wind band

Album Review

“Almost perfect was the impression of the Kyrie Eleison from the throats of the four-part choir, when Stephany Ortega, with her charming soprano voice and accurate intonation, contrast it with a Christe Eleison”.

Performance of the “Titanic Suite” with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg (OPL) conducted by Gast Waltzing:

Album Review

“…and an angel passes ... then the theme of "Titanic", with the vocal performance of Stephany Ortega as a soloist, a cherub draped in a pastel, supported with majesty by the singers of INECC."