“Emotions were in play, and the Requiem has seldom sounded so operatic. Soon, we were
hanging on every word and note.
Soprano Elizabeth de Trejo’s silvery tone and well-projected high notes allowed her to sail over
the massed chorus and orchestra forces in the concerted moments. In her solo and duet
passages, she sang with intensity or reassuring calm as the texts suggest. One had the feeling
of a Mozartean soprano singing this music; it worked for Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Pilar
Lorengar, and Ms. de Trejo’s personal commitment to the score made it work for her tonight.
She is a very individual singer, of unique timbre.” (Verdi Requiem, Oratorio Society of NY,