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The New York Times – February 2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 2013
By Anthony Tommasini

“Mr. Puts’s gifts for vocal writing and musical drama came through strongly, though, in the three arias from “Silent Night” that ended the program, especially a monologue for Lieutenant Audebert, sung by the excellent baritone Jesse Blumberg and accompanied by Mr. Puts …

With Mr. Barrett at the piano Mr. Blumberg also brought rich sound and dramatic authority to Christopher Theofanidis’s harmonically piercing setting of Emily Dickinson’s elusive poem known as “The Props Assist the House.”

(Kevin Puts & Friends with New York Festival of Song)