“A heartfelt “How Could I Ever Know”, a duet with baritone Raymond Diaz, from The Secret Garden, showed an understanding of its character any full production should aspire to. The same can be said for “Ain’t It a Pretty Night,” a young woman’s giddy paean to the future she sees beyond her rural valley home, from the American contemporary Susannah.
Rowley’s voice is a rich, robust, impeccably controlled soprano. It held up even when her own mic failed, a substantial feat when you’re throwing your voice out to the entire planet. She returned twice with sure-fire encores, the graceful “O Mio Babbino Caro” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.”