Tenor Soloist in DAS LIED VON DER ERDE
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
“The songs alternate between the singers. Three in all for each — in this instance the clarion-voiced tenor Russell Thomas, who was an ASO artist-in-residence a few seasons ago, and the warmly lyrical mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, an oft-returning ASO favorite. O’Connor, Thomas and Runnicles made for a winning combination, underpinned by the expertise of the ASO musicians.”
–Mark Gresham, ArtsATL
"Runnicles led the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and guest artists O’Connor and tenor Russell Thomas in an utterly enthralling performance of what is sometimes referred to as Mahler’s symphony in songs. Thomas sings with a triumphant, heroic force, his pliant voice bouncing lightly through the most joyful and carefree of the symphony’s songs."
–Jon Ross, Atlanta Journal-Constitution