Review of Utah Opera Company's Man of La Mancha (January, 2017)
Handel Israel in Egypt (March 22, 2013)
Reviewed by Reichel Recommends
"Soloists were sopranos Carol Ann Allred and Clara Hurtado Lee; mezzo-soprano Valerie H. Nelson; tenor Christopher LeCluyse; and baritones Tyler Oliphant and Gary Sorenson. All six were vocally stunning. Their singing was fluid, lyrical and emotionally charged.
It was a perceptive and gorgeously crafted account that was nothing less than poetic."
Berlioz Romeo et Juliette with the Utah Symphony
Reviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune
The conductor’s vigorous approach grabbed the audience’s attention right away in the scene introducing the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets. Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and tenor Jason Slayden joined a small group from the Utah Symphony Chorus in solidly declaimed narrative passages.
Mormon Artists Group Art Song Cycle Concert (November 8, 2010)
Reviewed by the Deseret News
Of the six song/cycles presented, the most accessible were the sets presented by Clara Hurtado Lee and Doris Brunatti.
Lee sang the poems written by composer Harriet Petherick Bushman and poetess Susan Howe titled "Mary Keeps All These Things." Lee was compelling in her portrayal as she becomes the mother of Baby Jesus through her travail and her vision of who he would be.
An Article about a Christmas Concert with Robert Breault, Jed Moss, Ana Mihanovic and Stina Eberhardt.
A feature article "Faith, family are high notes for soprano after "fast" from singing." ~Deseret News 10/15/09:
"The principals all sang with unflagging energy; Maughan's rich mezzo and Hurtado's brilliant soprano were particular standouts. All the singers handled Gilbert's rapid-fire, tongue-twisting lyrics with scarcely a slip, and their British accents -- the downfall of so many community productions -- were surprisingly natural-sounding (Salt Lake Tribune)."
An article about Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath, (a workshop of the world premiere opera Ms. Hurtado Lee participated in playing the role of Rosasharn Joad):
"The production simply would not work without the lovely voice of Clara Hurtado. Her beautiful singing. . . is a highlight of the evening (Deseret News)."
"Clara Hurtado [is] a sparkling soprano (Salt Lake Tribune)."
"The brilliance and clarity of Hurtado's voice provided a great medium for the characterization of a romantic lead (Red Magazine)."