From the entire review viewable here for Fanfare subscribers:

“The same can be said of the entire recital, one of the bright lights of recent releases.”

“It needs saying up front: Not since the heyday of Kathleen Battle and Dawn Upshaw have I heard a lyric soprano as winning as Laura Claycomb. Up to now I’d been aware of her as soloist on Valery Gergiev’s Mahler Fourth, which I greatly admired (LSO Live) and as part of the vocal ensemble in Michael Tilson Thomas’s Mahler Eighth from San Francisco (SFSO Media), another very good recording. She was also the best part of MTT’s Mahler Fourth. The voice is vibrant and tonally lustrous, immediately capturing your attention. Now Delos has given Claycomb a solo recital with guitarist Marc Teicholz that showcases quite special qualities of voice, artistry, and programming.”

“…Claycomb and Felicity Lott are the only two sopranos with recordings of this opera in print, and her delivery could hardly be more appealing. I mention the Walton first because it’s a prime example of the singer’s excellent intonation and vocal acting. At the other extreme comes Villa-Lobos’s evergreen “Ária” from Bachianas Brasileiros No. 5, a wordless vocalise where Claycomb’s ravishing tone is all but unsurpassed in my experience, memories of Anna Moffo and Leopold Stokowski in their classic RCA recording notwithstanding.”

“…Claycomb’s level of artistry is fully comparable to Upshaw’s or Cathy Berberian’s, which makes me want to hear her undertake the folksong cycles of Berio and Golijov. As a fillip, she wrote all the translations in the booklet. The age of soprano multi-tasking is upon us. …”