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The American soprano Karyn Levitt… is one of the most important interpreters of Hanns Eisler's vocal music.
— Eisler Mitteilungen 70, November 2020

BRAVA! [...] I cannot congratulate or praise you enough for the beautiful work you did, for introducing me to a repertoire and stories that were mostly new to me, and for your terrific and expressive singing. [...] What a rich theme you chose, and you drew the ultimate depth out of it. [...] It was my honor to be there to experience a show that good. It taught me a lot and gave me so much pleasure.
— Award-winning music journalist and acclaimed book author James Gavin, regarding the On Hollywood and Weimar show at the York Theatre

At a time in history when the subject of the day is exile, American soprano Karyn Levitt has chosen a worthy example to build a one-woman cabaret show around.
– Arts Review Europe

The occasion was a triumph for soprano Karyn Levitt, who has worked diligently to bring Bentley’s Brecht translations to life, especially those settings he wrote to music of Hanns Eisler.... Full credit to Glen Roven and his Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra who accompanied Levitt in this convincing score, performed complete for the first time anywhere.
— Leonard Lehrman in SoundWordSight arts magazine, regarding the Eric Bentley Tribute at Town Hall

Karyn Levitt’s interpretation of the [Eisler-Brecht] songs combines impressive technical competence with an unusual degree of emotional intelligence and sensitivity. Her skilful interpretation of songs and ballads such as ‘And what did she get?’ (‘Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib?’) provides just one particularly striking example of the exceptionally high degree of accomplishment which characterises the entire CD.
— Ian Wallace, International Feuchtwanger Society

“Brecht's Chair” by Karyn Levitt, published in Eisler Mitteilungen, Berlin, 4/2018

Read Karyn's article

Eisler’s “Chilling and Lyrical” Songs Are In Karyn Levitt’s Cabaret Program, 11/29/2017

Read Anne Levin's review of Soprano Karyn Levitt at Princeton University.

International Feuchtwanger Society Review of CD, 12/2016

Read Ian Wallace's review of Eric Bentley's Becht-Eisler Song Book

Brecht witterte überall Sabotage und Nazis, 12/30/2016

Read Der Spiegel article. Karyn is mentioned toward the end of the article.

In Conversation with Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft, 10/2016

Read Karyn Levitt's conversation with Andrea F. Bohlman

Amazing Review at Arts Review Europe, 10/23/2016

Read Alexandra Ivanoff's review

RAVE review for A Hanns Eisler Cabaret at Metropolitan Room, 10/16/2016

Read Paul J. Pelkonen’s review on the Superconductor website

Review of CD by Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft, published in Eisler Mitteilungen, Berlin, 4/2016

Read review

Breaking Character, 12/11/15

VIDEO FEATURE: Songs for Mother Courage

The Front Row Center, 12/8/15

EVENT COVERAGE: A ‘Critical’ Centennial Celebration of Eric Bentley

WBAI Radio Interview 12/3/15

Mark Laiosa interviews Karyn Levitt about Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley event and the new Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Songbook CD.

Times Square Chronicles, 1/9/15

FEATURE: Eric Bentley is Given A Birthday Celebration at Town Hall

Breaking Character, 11/30/15

FEATURE (Karyn submission): Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley: The Making of a Centennial Tribute Concert

Theatermania, 11/30/15

FEATURE: Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley, and the Strange Connection Between the Accordion and Lust

Good Day Street Talk, Fox5 Television, 11/28/15

TV SEGMENT: Host Antwan Lewis interviews Austin Pendleton and Karyn Levitt about Eric Bentley and the upcoming Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley event at The Town Hall.

Theaterpizzazz, 11/27/15

FEATURE: Karyn Levitt Wishes Eric Bentley a Very Happy Birthday

Theater Talk, 11/21/15

A 12-minute segment cut together from footage of the Riedel/Bentley interview (which Royal Road Productions filmed) has been edited together by producer Susan Haskins for a segment that aired on THIRTEEN 11/20 at 1:30 AM and 11//22 at 11:30 AM; on CUNY TV 11/21 at 8:30PM, 11/22 at 12:30PM, and 11/23 at 7:30AM, 1:30PM & 7:30PM; and WLIW 11/23 at 5:30PM.

Click here to view this segment

Sirius Xm Radio, 11/13/15

INTERVIEW FEATURE: Keith Price interviews Karyn Levitt about Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley event and the new Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Songbook CD. This interview is available to subscribers online and was promoted in Keith’s monthly segment on air.

Click here to access this interview (in 2016)

Times Square Chronicles, 11/25/15

VIDEO FEATURE: Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley! By Celebrated Soprano Karyn Levitt