April 23rd, 2019
Rave Reviews for New York City Recital
In the renowned Crypt Recital Series, held by Death of Classical, Lucas was featured alongside his wife, pianist Irina Meachem. He performed a well-tailored and diverse program in the intimate basement of a Harlem crypt. For the sold-out evening, Lucas interpreted a selection of Old American songs by Aaron Copland, operatic arias, and the song cycle by Mahler, Kindertotenlieder.
The recital was received well by critics:
“One hopes for much more of him in the near future, for a baritone of his quality and charisma is hard to find.” – Broadway World
“Meachem used all the colors of his voice as he luxuriously wove the regrets of the five songs into a penetrating and affecting tapestry of hope, ably accompanied by Irina Meachem.” – Broadway World
“Wielding tremendous power from the start, Lucas Meachem’s voice flooded through the crypt.” – OperaWire