“Laura Hynes took off in flight for the high notes, with an almost disconcerting ease, then brought us back down to earth with her by a descent of flawless purity.”
-Cyril Brun,

“She cornered the market on fireworks and high notes.”
-The New York Times

“She is exuberant, full of personality, completely engaged and richly expressive.”
-Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

The Magic Flute, 2007. Photo by Marc Ginot

“Laura Hynes offers a heartbreaking interpretation of Pamina, between despair and elation”
-Jean-Christophe Care, Montpellier press

“..we find all the graces of the world in Laura Hynes’ delicate Pamina”
-J. V., Midi Libre

“Laura Hynes’ lovely, clear soprano has personality.”
-Barbara Zuck, Columbus Dispatch

Dialogues des Carmélites, 2006

“Her delicious Sister Constance was proof of an astounding mastery.”
-Richard Martet, Opéra Magazine

“The American Laura Hynes was a Constance approached from the interior (without the superficial mannerisms we often run into), whose charming lyricism was complimented by flawless diction. ”
– Betrand Bolognesi

“Constance was Laura Hynes, a merry little finch with a smiling voice full of joy.”
-Benito Pelegrin

“The role of Constance fell to a young American, Laura Hynes, whose quality of French diction could be desired of many of our French compatriots. She lent a mixture of ingenuity and the required gravity to the character as well as a full voice whose timbre is of an exquisite naturalness. Someone to follow!”
-Maurice Salles, Forum Opera

La Cenerentola, 2007. Photo by Marc Ginot

“The work includes four soloists, all of whom had voices remarkably apt for this kind of music. These included soprano Laura Hynes, whose clarity of tone and sense of character set the bar very high.”
-Kenneth DeLong, Calgary Herald (Händel’s Alexander’s Feast)

“The young soloists – also blending well in ensemble singing – were captivating in the various solo parts with an amazing richness of expressivity, depth of feeling and flexibility, as well as a striking technical security – like the soprano Laura Hynes with her astonishing high notes.”
-Frankfurter Neue Presse

“Hynes’ flexible voice was heard to fine effect here, and her singing was technically assured and expressive throughout.”
-Kenneth DeLong, Calgary Herald (Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle)

“I congratulate you again on an exquisite program, brilliantly and most impressively done. The highest compliment I can imagine is to tell you that Carolyn would have loved it and been your fan for life as am I.”
-Dominick Argento, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer