September 8, 2007, Pioneer Press: SPCO’s opener a stirring tribute
Each aria Cooley delivered was magnetic, but never more so than during a dark night of the soul that concluded with Pier offering a soaring solo of comfort from the third balcony. The transporting moment propelled the piece toward a stirring "Hallelujah" chorus that compelled the opening-night audience to its feet.
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