Opera News, review of To Music, Scene Two (March 2017)

"Gorgeous, heartfelt vocalises...it's a genius solution to expressing the inner lives of characters while keeping the action moving forward...most successful"

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Musician answers door to find 'terribly lost' Garrison Keillor looking for help" (December 3, 2016)

"Nick Hallett has been listening to Garrison Keillor since he was 8. He never expected to find the radio man himself at his doorstep in the Sonoran Desert."

 

i-D, "Guide d'été des expos à faire (par les artistes)" (July 19, 2016)

"Shana [Moulton] avait fait une performance magique avec Nick Hallett"

 

Red Bull Music Academy Daily, "Lesley Flanigan’s Vision of Sound" (April, 2016)

"Nick Hallett and Daisy Press, two classically trained singers, performed their gorgeous take on the compositions of the 12th century composer St. Hildegard"

 

New York Music Daily, "Lesley Flanigan Builds Uneasily Enveloping Sonics at National Sawdust" (April, 2016)

“a trio of Hildegard Von Bingen songs…reinvented as starlit, twinkling art-rock”

 

SFGate, "Bill T. Jones' moving tribute to mother-in-law" (March 11, 2016)

"Nick Hallett and Emily Manzo expertly combine Schubert lieder, World War II-era French songs and some of Hallett’s own rawly combative music"

 

KQED Arts, "Best Live Performance: Shana Moulton at YBCA" (December 28,2015)

 

Financial Times, "A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company MAC-Maison des Arts, Créteil, France (November 18, 2015)

"Stunningly musical"

 

Hyperallergic, “A Holocaust Survivor’s Story in Postmodern Dance” (June 22, 2015)

“…buoyed by a fantastic score and performances by Nick Hallett (accompanied by Emily Manzo), who sets Schubert to a techno beat and sings French chansons with incredible possession.”

 

The Creator’s Project: Kid Millions Takes the Drumline to the Next Level (May 29 2015)

"...an endeavor he credits largely to the help he received from NYC-based composer (and one of the vocalists in "100 Disciplines"), Nick Hallett"

 

Pitchfork, "A Dispatch from the D.I.Y. Opera Scene" (April 8, 2015)

"The best of the operas juxtaposed wildly contrasting musical styles. Hallett’s dark comedy To Music was the most elaborate collage"

 

New York Classical Review, ““Experiments in Opera” offers inspired moments…” (April 2, 2015)

“Hallett’s To Music [Scene 1] was the most linear and the most engaging work of the night”

 

I Care if You Listen, "5 Questions to Nick Hallett" (September 17, 2014)

 

Art Practical, "Therapeutic Bodies" (October 15, 2014)

"Moulton and Hallett create a narrative of transcendence, in which Cynthia’s body is, while disjointed, somehow healed with drug-store health and beauty items."

 

The New Yorker, "Joyful Noise" (April 16, 2012)

"The Brooklyn-based new music impresario Nick Hallett, who co-hosts an invaluable series..."

 

The Oregonian, "In Portland, the best of 2011 in visual arts" (January 6, 2012)

"No other TBA performance has haunted me like Moulton's "Whispering Pines 10,"

 

Time Out, New York: Self-made man (July 22, 2008)

"An artistic force"