"Soprano Michelle Trainor gave one of the most thorough and satisfying performances of the evening as Isolt's loyal servant Brangain. Trainor, an alumna of the company's Emerging Artist Program, has clearly emerged. Musically, her voice is richer and more expressive than ever, and she in particular embodied the simultaneous passion and restraint of Martin's musical approach to the legend."
"The “Love Death” aria followed directly with Michelle Trainor, the kind of classic opera soprano whose glorious, powerful sound raises every hair on your body and makes you melt at the wonder of the human voice. She was born to sing Isolde. She had no difficulty carrying over the orchestra, which got a little exuberant at times. It is an unexpected pleasure to come across such a treasure of a performance on a Sunday afternoon in Brookline. She is a singer to watch."
~Boston Musical Intelligencer