“Vocal strength… vividly articulated”

Also adding vocal strength to the performance was the singing of three soloists, soprano Victoria Cannizzo, tenor Nicholas Simpson, and baritone Nicolai Strommer…Although the tenor role in Carmina is limited to a single piece, Simpson made the most of his solo opportunity, which came in the song about a roasted swan, entitled ‘Cignus ustus cantat.’ Simpson vividly articulated the words of a formerly beautiful swan that is now charred black after being roasted on a spit.