Wilmington's Thalian Hall Hosts Gala Performance by Nikoleta and Michael Rallis
"The performance was billed as a gala concert and with the enthusiasm of the hometown crowd, not to mention the bright stage presence of Ms. Rallis herself, it was a high-spirited event. She treated her listeners to both opera and musical theatre, highlighting her substantial expressive range..."Song to the Moon" from Dvořák's Rusalka. This substantial piece brought forth impressive singing and was a highlight of the program. The character was effectively conveyed, and the long lines soared with lovely pure tone...Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess was a high point. This exquisite number was sung passionately by Ms. Rallis and with beautiful tone...Ms. Rallis is a fine artist and Wilmington will hear with eagerness about her growing professional success."
Barry Salwen, Classical Voice North Carolina
Nikoleta Rallis Shines in Thalian Hall Showcase
"Thalian Hall became the old Opera House once again Friday night as Port City native Nikoleta Rallis, the operatic soprano, returned for a homecoming gala...Miss Rallis is more than ready for prime time. Her voice filled the whole hall without need of amplification; she hit high notes the way LeBron James slam-dunks, and she handled both belting anthems and delicate pieces with equal ease."
Ben Steelman, StarNews
As Laurie in The Tender Land- Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
“The most satisfying cast member was Nikoleta Rallis as Laurie. She has a warm and beautiful voice and uses it skillfully in negotiating challenging tessitura and in communicating text. I hope to hear more from her in the future.”
David Browning, Bachrack
Communique: Nikoleta Rallis & Azamat Sydykov At Thalian Hall Friday Night
"Soprano Nikoleta Rallis grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, but her love for opera took her on many journeys. She landed in New York City along with Kyrgyz-American pianist Azamat Sydykov. They both received music scholarships to enhance their talents; they perform together and share a commitment to use music to improve the planet. They are a musical super-team as artists and philanthropists."
Gina Gambony, WHQR