FROM THE PRESS:
"Golden Boy and “Chopin’s Ghost” featured the singing of mezzo- soprano Erin Lawson. Ms. Lawson’s voice has an exceptionally strong core and a colour that brings to mind luscious red fruit. Her stage presence is also commendable and I especially appreciated the sensitivity with which she interpreted the stunningly beautiful homophonic passage at the end of “Chopin’s Ghosts”."
-Mooney on theatre, 2014
Pacific Opera Victoria, Marriage of Figaro
"Mezzo-soprano Erin Lawson, as Marcellina... creates a little masterpiece of comic self-importance and dudgeon."
-Times Colomnist, 2014
Hamilton Opera, Popera
“Mezzo Erin Lawson gave us coloratura to die for in Una voce poco fa, belaboring her "guardian" Dr. Bartolo.
-Hamilton Spectator, 2013
"...mezzo Erin Lawson ... from the moment she walked on stage embodied the piece she was about to sing."
-Hamilton Spectator, 2013
Calgary Opera, Otello
“Calgary Emerging Artist alumna Erin Lawson sang an engaging Emilia, and this rising star mezzo carried off a perfectly powerful moment of outrage at Otello for trusting Iago’s manipulations."
-Calgary Herald, Nov. 2012
Edmonton Opera, Mikado
"Erin Lawson, as Yum-Yum’s sidekick, Pitti-Sing, made a vivacious soubrette."
-Edmonton Journal, 2012
Against the Grain, 7 deadly sins and holier fare
"... tenor Christopher Mayell and Mezzo-Soprano Erin Lawson gave fantastic performances, both vocally and dramatically. Mr. Mayell’s voice has refreshing warmth and sweetness. Ms. Lawson’s instrument is bright and engaging."
-Mooney on theatre, 2012
Erin Lawson (Issac) has a beautiful velvety mezzo-voice which she uses to tremendous effect
-Charlebois post, 2012
Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Il barbiere di Siviglia (east coast tour)
“En revanche, la mezzo-soprano... Erin Lawson (Rosina) promet énormément, sa version du célèbre Una voca poco fa s'avérant digne d'intérêt”
-Acadie Nouvelle 2008
“Erin Lawson as Rosina delivered her barn-burning opening aria, una voce foco fa, like a fire engine in full cry.”
-The Chronicle Herald, Halifax Fall 2008
“Erin Lawson a créé une Rosina tout à fait credible, à la fois naïve et coquina, frondeuse plus que soumise, bien servie par une voix ample pleine de promesses”
("Erin Lawson created quite a credible Rosina, both naive and coquettish, rebellious than submissive, well served by an ample voice full of promise")
-Le Quotidien, Chicoutimi, Fall 2008
Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival, Il Barbiere di Siviglia
“Erin Lawson... displayed a beautiful lyric mezzo soprano”
-Opera Canada, 2007