Die Schöne Müllerin review from Opera News

Michael Kelly’s and David Leisner’s Schubert performance earned this accolade from reviewer David Shengold of Opera News: “Leisner himself plays wonderfully on this recording, and I don’t doubt that his at times inventive arrangement may tempt light lyric baritones to explore traversing this iconic cycle with a guitarist in tow. His approach is clearly a close collaboration with Kelly in terms of phrasing and a close attention to dynamics. The more one listens, the more one can accept Kelly’s thoughtful telling of this particular tale. For example, he aces the testing pacing and mood-changing challenge of “Der Neugierige.”