Wilma Wever


"attractive and engaging"

Anthony Tommasini, New York Times about ‘Jocasta’ (June 11, 1998)

 "Wilma Wever moved through the work easily"

                                    Allan Kozinn, New York Times about ‘The Other Wise Man’ (May 13, 1998)

"The role of Jocasta requires a skillful soprano capable of handling huge swings in register, rhythmic complexities and cruel dissonances as well as expressive lyrical arias. Wilma Wever, a Dutch-born soprano, mastered the difficult role, singing with imperious dignity and passion".

Nancy B. Reich; IAWM Journal (Fall 1998)

"Blackbird was performed with savvy and grit.."

The New Music Connoisseur (Early Spring 1997 vol. 5) about ‘Thirteen Ways of looking at a Blackbird’

"Dramatically, she completely immerses herself in every role, performing with an intensity that is palpable"

Ann Baltz, founder & Artistic Director, OperaWorks! (September 2003)

"I was immediately struck by her vocal abilities and mental focus as a singer and actor.  It was a difficult and challenging work both musically and dramatically especially for the title role. Ms. Wever handled the job with great aplomb and the production was a terrific success. Her positive attitude was infectious and her strong work ethics carried us through the many challenges we came across during the preparation period. As the conductor of the production, I could not have been more pleased to have such an amazing young artist to be working with me.
Teresa Cheung, Music Director and Conductor, Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Resident Conductor, American Symphony Orchestra, New York  Music Director, Bard College Orchestra, New York (March 2011) about Jocasta 

"The spinto voice of soprano Wilma Wever was astounding in the Tannhäuser 'Dich, teure Halle'.
  The voice is seamless and bright."

Charles Handelman about  Gala Operatic Concert Espresso Opera (April 2007)

"Wilma has a lovely, velvety, "red Bordeaux" soprano voice and a commanding stage personality to match. She premiered two of my most demanding songs several seasons ago; years later, her performance remains unforgettable"

Victor Kioulaphides, composer (March 2004)

"Wilma Wever looked and sounded gorgeous as Leonora"

Connie Barnett, Columbia Artists Management Inc. about Il Trovatore with Espresso Opera (February 2006)

"Wilma Wever presented an excellent vocal concert and sang a marvelous program beautifully"

Ann Hofmann, Chief Librarian, New York Public Library (January 2004)