Rena Harms

Reviews

English National Opera

Madame Butterfly
2016

"Rena Harms was incredibly moving; a vivid actress, she painted the depths of Cio-Cio-San’s despair with an almost unwatchable immediacy..."
Beth Stewart
Florentine Opera

Three Decembers
2016

"Harms and Phares gave spot-on performances, creating completely believable characters and playing strong, moving solo and ensemble scenes. Beautifully matched vocally, they gave polished, precise deliveries..."
Beth Stewart
Opera Santa Barbara

Don Giovanni
2015

"Elvira’s anguish sears the scenes in which she appears; there’s raw emotion in her angular interjections..."
Beth Stewart
Florentine Opera

Carmen
2012

"Harms gave an outstanding performance, using vocal clarity, musical finesse, a beautiful, ringing sound and a finely honed theatrical sense, to create a likable, kindhearted character..."
Beth Stewart
Florentine Opera

Turandot
2011

"A memorable performance, with a spot-on combination of vocal power, fluid sound and musical expression..."
Beth Stewart
English National Opera

Simon Boccanegra
2011

"The star of the evening was the enchantingly beautiful soprano Rena Harms. Her incisive, rich and open sound filled the Coliseum effortlessly and she gave an innately musical performance, with some particularly sublime soft passages..."
Beth Stewart
Wolf Trap Opera

Così fan tutte
2009

"She showed tremendous promise… [her voice] was impressively easy in every register…"
Beth Stewart