Reviews

The Cousin from Nowhere, July 2016

Heather Youngquist leads the cast as Julia, a lovely young woman with the voice of an angel.

David Mccann for The Windy City Times

Youngquist gives a lovely accounting of her big number, "Moon Shining Bright."

Silly-but-tuneful 'Cousin' gets a rare staging by Chicago Folks Operetta, John von Rhein for The Chicago Tribune

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, September 2012

Youngquist gave the audience a taste of the operatic power one might expect in New York or Vienna, stepping triumphantly through a quartet of pieces. It's the voice that matters, and the training, the precision, the control. Youngquist had all that, and it earned her a standing ovation.

A crowd pleaser, Bob Saar for The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa

Der Rosenkavalier, February 2012

A surprise was how two young sopranos — Pauliina Linnosaari, a Performer Diploma candidate, and Heather Youngquist, a recent Jacobs School graduate — took hold of the Marschallin as character: her passion and reserve, her wisdom and goodness, her sadness about aging and resilience. Their more dramatic voices fulfilled Straussian demands far better than one could have hoped. When the women sang, there was magic in the air.

Review: Outstanding production shows talent, hard work, Peter Jacobi for the Herald Times, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday night’s Marschallin, the wise older woman played by IU grad Heather Youngquist was a pleasure to watch. She was always vocally secure and the transition from the joyful and amused woman in love bedding a younger man in the first act and the wiser, more thoughtful and very much in command older woman giving him up in the third act was very skillfully handled.

A Rose For Romance, With Thorns For Reality, George Walker for WFIU Radio

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, November 2008

Heather Youngquist carried the huge burden of Frau Fluth's copious music without ever faltering - merry as could be, with plenty of voice to spare.

Opera News