“A command performance... her voice rings true with sadness, joy and love of life…”
-- SF Jewish Bulletin
“The extraordinary voice of Roslyn Barak in her CD “The Jewish Soul” which I can listen to daily insofar as it transmits the warmth of humanity and the beauty of song...”
-- Le Figaro blog
Barak was trained as a professional opera singer before she felt a calling to give her musical gift to the Lord. And she is now probably the #1 female Cantor (Jewish religious singer) in the world, and one of the best, period.
-- Excerpt from M.K. Schultz's Amazon.com review
-- Excerpt from J. T Waldmannon's Amazon.com review
"Cantor Barak's voice is tremendous. Her range is huge, and her rich soprano voice just drips honey."
-- Excerpt from ZeeMom's Amazon.com review
An Awesome Cantor
By Morton Gold, Music Critic
I recently received a CD entitled "The Jewish Soul" featuring soprano Roslyn Barak, cantor of The Congregation Emanu-El of San Franisco. While one could take issue with the title, one cannot dispute the multi-faceted talents of Cantor Barak. She possesses a fine lyric soprano which is well trained and she demonstrates a high order of musicianship and artistry. Her "piano" (soft) tones in the high register is the nearest thing to a male mezzo voice I have heard. Just awesome!
... Cantor Barak demonstrates her versatility and artistry in every selection... the overwhelming content of this CD presents to the world a major contemporary talent to the kavod of her congregation and the glory of our G-d.