Geraldine McGreevy



Fauré: Songs Vol.4, Hyperion

With Fauré’s unique English-language song, Geraldine McGreevy exhibits a clear expression of the text and also phrasing in a tongue not always celebrated for being singable. In fact, McGreevy does not need language to express emotion, since her performance of Fauré’s Vocalise-étude is quite effective in its purely musical expression that stands apart from the otherwise texted pieces in this collection.

Opera Today (James L. Zychowicz)

Fauré: Songs Vol.2, Hyperion

Graham Johnson has masterminded a pleasing sequence of more than two dozen songs shared among eight singers. For my money, the soprano Geraldine McGreevy is the star of the enterprise. The way she adjusts her tone colour - indeed, her whole musical personality - between songs, is often remarkable.

The Independent (Rob Cowan)

Wolf: Goethe Lieder, Hyperion

Hyperion's exemplary devotion to the art of the German lied continues with this fine recording of those settings of texts by Goethe suitable for the female voice.  McGreevy ... is a refined singer. She opens with a sensual Ganymed, setting the tone for her consistent relish throughout of Wolf's chromatic harmonies and acute response to words ... In songs passionate and comic, savage and gentle, profound and lightweight, the pair give performances - and they seem like performances, not anodyne cuttings and pastings - that invariably hit the appropriate spot.

The Sunday Times (Stephen Pettitt)

...the character of McGreevy's soprano .... is a character which ideally incarnates both the tenderness and the inwardness of so many of these songs.

BBC Music Magazine (Hilary Finch)

Schubert: Complete Lieder, Vol.35, Hyperion

McGreevy's Lachen und Weinen is simply the best performance I know. Her sharply deliniated characterization places the protagonist somewhere between Rossini's Italian girl and Wolf's.....No lover of Schubert's genius should miss this CD.

International Record Review (Eric Van Tassel)

Schumann: Songs Vol.6, Hyperion

Clara Schumann's Sechs Lieder aus 'Jucunda' [are] sung radiantly by McGreevy.

BBC Music Magazine (Hilary Finch)

Alone or together, all four singers revel in their chances for expressive singing, none more than McGreevy, now a Lieder singer of major calibre.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide (Alan Blythe)

Gibbs: Songs, Hyperion

Geraldine McGreevy has one of the most lovely soprano voices of our younger generation, and in songs such as Silver,  In the Highlands, Neglected moon!, The Rejected Lover, and Arrogant Poppies, she is ideal.

Gramophone – Editor’s Choice (John Steane)

Pianist Roger Vignoles partners seasoned recitalists Geraldine McGreevy and Stephen Varcoe ... McGreevy is spell-binding in the exquisite Take heed, young heart and she brings a surprising passion to the conclusion of the magical Mistletoe The soprano's gossamer phrasing and elegantly caressed consonants make much of the perfumed poetry of The Sleeping Beauty and the quiet ecstasy of the Robert Louis Stevenson setting, In the Highlands.

Opera News (Judith Malafronte)

Bliss: Songs, Hyperion

Kathleen Raine's poems drew the best from Bliss .. Geraldine McGreevy sings them simply, purely and very movingly.


BBC Recital, Glasgow

She has a beautiful voice, packed with tonal variety which enables her to float a line weightlessly or deliver it with considerable dramatic of her strengths, clearly, is her command of characterisation....

The Herald (Michael Tumelty)

International Songmakers at the Wigmore Hall

McGreevy's soprano provided equal joy. Wolf's setting of Die Spröde positively danced out of her larynx.

The Times (Geoff Brown)