DANIELPOUR The Passion of Yeshua
Gramophone "...lustrous expressivity by the soprano Hila Plitmann..."
San Francisco Classical Voice "... soprano Hila Plitmann, a fearless explorer of new music, in fine silvery form. "
Colin’s Column "...the boundary-crossing Hila Plitmann (high notes are not a problem for her)."
Opera Today "JoAnn Falletta gets strong performances from all her soloists. Hila Pitmann and J’Nai Bridges both bring strongly operatic voices to the mix, contributing intensely vibrant performances."
DYLAN / CORGILANO Mr Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
Larry Fuchsberg, Minneapolis Star Tribune - Hila Plitmann, Corigliano’s chosen soprano, is a composer’s dream. Throughout her enormous range, her singing is precise, expressive and lit with intelligence. Her wondrous diction – nothing like Bob Dylan’s – lends his lines a crystalline beauty.
DANIELPOUR Toward a Season of Peace
All Music Guide "A dynamic performance that impresses with its immense forces and energetic playing and compels an emotional response with its pacifist sentiments and beautiful lyricism….Soprano Hila Plitmann, the Pacific Chorale, and the Pacific Symphony, conducted by Carl St. Clair, give a lovely and reverent performance that is gorgeous in its harmonies and textures, and ultimately moving because of its simplicity and directness. "
Cinemusical "The performances are simply stellar and well-shaped with great color. Certainly worth exploring for those who are interested in new works of this type. It also seems to mark some further development of the composer’s artistic style and orchestral approach from earlier pieces as well. The Pacific Symphony and Chorale do great work here and Hila Plitmann’s voice serves these texts well in her interpretation."
Classical Lost and Found "Powerful music, superb singing and outstanding orchestral support make this a significant addition to the contemporary oratorio genre."
Pizzicato "The impressing performance by Hila Plitmann, the Pacific Chorale and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carl St. Clair leaves no doubt that this work has the quality to become a common repertoire piece."
David's Review Corner "Hila Plitmann has the radiant voice required; the Pacific Chorale are unfailingly powerful at the appropriate points, and the orchestra, with Carl St. Clair at the helm, are worthy participants in this world premiere recording. Derived from concert performances, the sound is excellent."
ZAPPA 200 Motels: the Suites
New Music Box "Piltmann ... was a standout soloist in general, hitting elaborate coloratura lines with laser precision while still being engrossingly expressive."