Bettina… knows what she can do with a text, with diction, with colors, with musical lines, legato, leggiero and all the thousand and one tools that we, artists use to mould the meaning of an art song into the form in which it strikes right at the heart of an audience.
Hers is one of the most perfectly focused voices I have ever heard- a clear timbre capable of extraordinary suppleness and wide range. Bettina Smith is first and foremost a superb musician- whether singing Bach, Schubert, Chausson or Rossini, she seems perfectly adaptable to the stage. Her warm personality on and off the stage complete […]
In July 2013, Bettina performed the main role “Mrs. Schroedinger” in the opera “Quantum Mechanic” by American composer John Bilotta and librettist John McGrew at the Fresh Voices Festival in San Francisco, USA.