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Xerxes (Glimmerglass Festival)
“Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock, as Xerxes’s spurned fiancée Amastris, sang with straightforward honesty, well-knit tone, and scrupulous attention to note values.” – Opera News, October 2017, by Fred Cohen
“. . . the sonorous work of the promising Young Artist Abigail Dock (Amastre) gave the show what point and heart it had.” – OPERA magazine (London), November 2017, review by David Shengold
“Abigail Dock offered an empathetic, fluidly sung Amastris, her characterization enhanced by a most winning stage presence.” – Opera Today, review by James Sohre
“Mezzo Abigail Dock was a pensive but determined Amastris.” – Times Union,16 July 2017, review by Joseph Dalton
“Spurned fiancée Amastris was sung by Abigail Dock with skill and artistry. Her numerous rageful arias displayed vocal range and agility.” – Taminophile, 18 July 2017
The woman spurned
Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock inhabits the role of Amastris, whom Xerxes sets aside to pursue Romilda. How refreshing to see a woman spurned who’s not hell-bent on revenge but, rather, on teaching her treacherous beloved a valuable life’s lesson in reconciliation. Ms. Dock exploits the pathos of her role and ennobles the vocal line as Amastris’ noble character reveals progressively.” – BlastingNews,18 July 2017, reviewed by Richard Carter
“Mezzo-soprano Abigail Dock made a strong impression as Amastris, a princess who had been promised to Xerxes in a dynastic marriage, which Xerxes has resisted, so that Amastris disguised herself as a man to gather intelligence about Xerxes’ amorous activities. Dock was particularly effective in the opera’s final moments, in her confrontation with Holiday’s Xerxes that ultimately won his sympathy.” – Opera Warhorses, 15 July 2017
“[M]ezzo-soprano Abigail Dock [was] warm-toned and ardent as the lovelorn Amastris.” – La Scena Musicale, 21 September 21017, reviewed by Charles Geyer.
Olga (Portland Opera)
“Dock gave Olga a beguiling presence that made her flirtation with Onegin convincing.” – Northwest Reverb, 13 July 2016
“Mezzo-Soprano Abigail Dock knows how to command a stage!” – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra promo for Portland Chamber Series, 7 March 2016