Photo: José António Silva

"Mezzosopran Ines Almeida has a beautiful voice and her bright timbre, often very young, glanced magnificently in the Così aria" 

Bernardo Mariano, Diário de Notícias, 5.09.2011 (one of the biggest portuguese newspapers; print run: about 44 000 copies a day)


"Without minimizing the skills of the other singers (...) the highlight of the concert was Ana Paula Russo and Ines Thomas Almeida, which had, in the Flower Duet from Lakme from Léo Délibes, one particularly gorgeous moment that emphasized all their excellent performances. (...) Ines Thomas Almeida is a young mezzo-soprano in whom one foresees more than a promising career, like she demonstrated in an excellent interpretation of Dorabella in her exasperated despair of "Ah scostati! Smanie implacabili"  from Mozart's Così fan tutte  and in "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Saint-Säens Samson et Dalila" 

Manuel Augusto Araújo, Jornal Avante!, 9.09.2011

OPERA CONCERT

Ana Paula Russo, Soprano
Ines Thomas Almeida, Mezzo-soprano
Luís Rodrigues, Baritone
Mircea Nedelescu, Tenor
João Pedro Cabral, Tenor
Nuno Dias, Bass

Kodo Yamagishi, Conductor

Orchestra Ginásio Ópera
Coro do Tejo    
Lisbon Chamber Choir

Lisbon, 2nd September 2011

Audience: about 25 000 people.