"Scarlata possesses an instrument that is high and a musicality that is instinctive, dramatic and wholly natural. He knows how to link music with text, in this case, Heinrich Heine, and to make the German clear and eloquent. His performance was a remarkable one, but so was that of Neiman, a young, gifted musician introduced to Seattle by the festival. Schumann did not cheat the pianist, and Neiman played with imagination, supporting Scarlata but making his own part equally compelling."
"Scarlata is a true art song singer, with warm expressive voice and clear words. He connected with the audience and never lost them. His voice is even throughout a wide range, with a firm bottom and true sweet high notes, and power when he needs it."