Soprano Agnes Zsigovics recently made her Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall in May 2011. Her singing has been reviewed as "stylish" (The New York Times, May 2011), "hauntingly beautiful, creamy, velvety, bell-like" (The Morning Call, 2010) and "serene, floating and sumptuous-leaving the listener spellbound"(The Record, 2011).
A recording artist for Sony BMG Classical, ATMA Classical, Hänssler Classic and Carus Records, she tours internationally, appearing with leading choirs and orchestras in the United States, Europe and South America. She debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Bach's St. John Passion under the direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling in 2007 and appears on the Juno-nominated Sony album The Voice of Bach. The ATMA Classical disc of Bach's Johannes Passion, on which Agnes is a featured soloist is nominated for best classical vocal recording of the year at the ADISQ awards.
"The star for me is the soprano Agnes Zsigovics -icily perfect in her grief in Zerfliesse...don't miss Agnes- among the best ever." David Stancliffe, Early Music Review, April 2012
Most recent reviews
"Tenor Lawrence Wiliford's lovely "Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rücken" and soprano Agnes Zsigovics' shimmering, mostly wind-accompanied solo, "Zerfliesse, mein Herze," are among the highlights of the album."
Review of Johannes-Passion ATMA
Stephen Eddins, April 2012
Sample from Zerfliesse mein Herze (on Bach's Johannes Passion by Arion Baroque Orchestra & Les Voix Baroques, ATMA Classical released January 31, 2012). Enjoy a video of part of the recording session of the same.
"The singers included sopranos Nancy Argenta, Karina Gauvin and Agnes Zsigovics, countertenor Daniel Taylor, tenor Charles Daniels and baritone James Westman...the next set was drawn from four different oratorios. All were well done, with Zsigovics’ rendition of "The Pilgrim's Home" from Theodora being particularly moving."
Review of Music & Beyond: Baroque Opera Soiree
Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen, July 2012
"Agnes Zsigovics as the Second Woman brought the same ringing tone she employed in her earlier solo, "Pilgrim's Home" from Handel's Theodora. Her clean, assertive style sets her apart."
Review of Dido and Aeneas
Gwenda Nemerofsky, Manitoba, February 10, 2012