A Scandalous Affair - the secret love story of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
REVIEWS
"The most satisfying singing came
from Hallie Neill, a voice with lots
of color and bite!" (Don Giovanni)
Baltimore Sun 

"Her stunningly beautiful voice
is pure, free and silvery even
at its very top." (Merry Widow)
Trenton Times 

"Of all the sopranos, her tone
quality stands out above the rest" (Sacco and Vanzetti)
Sarasota Herald Tribune 

"Hallie Neill immediately impressed
with her beguiling soprano and
pyrotechnical embellishments.
She also showed she was
equally at home on Broadway."
The Nation, Bangkok, Thailand 

"Where does this 'juicy lyric'
perform the rest of the year?"
(Anna in Le Villi) –Gay City News 

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HALLIE NEILL - American Soprano
Miss Neill is a "rapturous singing actress" (The New York Times) with a "fiery soprano" (Opera News). A winner of the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation study award, Miss Neill made her Carnegie Hall debut in Verdi's Jersualem with celebrated tenor Enrico di Giuseppe. "A beautiful soprano with a voice of glory" noted Placido Domingo, and a "terrific singer who can act!" according to Hal Prince, Miss Neill has created leading roles in two operatic world premieres: Anton Coppola's Sacco and Vanzetti for Opera Tampa and Philip Glass's La Belle et la Bete throughout Europe, and recorded for Nonesuch Records. Hallie has appeared in concert at Lincoln Center with the New York Grand Opera Orchestra and the Little Orchestra Society, and in leading operatic roles of Tosca, La Traviata, Carmen, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Pagliacci, Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow in the US and abroad including Cairo Opera, Netherlands Opera, Opera Tampa, New York Grand Opera in Central Park, Anchorage, Pensacola, Metro Lyric New Jersey, San Diego Light Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse, Opera 2001 European Tour and Teatro Lirico d'Europa in Europe and throughout the US.

The talented singing actress is also a noted playwright, having created and directed several shows including the musical "A Scandalous Affair" about the secret MacDonald/Eddy love story. The CD featuring Neill and Lambrinos was featured on the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List for "Best Musical Show Album" and has received standing ovations around the country, including the famed Players Club and Off Broadway in New York City. Miss Neill met her future husband Theodore Lambrinos singing Carmen with the Cairo Opera and in opera/Broadway concerts throughout Asia and the Mid-East including Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the Ambassadors of Opera.

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