Visual Vernacular: Interview

"Surrounded by swirls of melodies, expression, and sight, musician and painter Misha Penton provides a wave of creativity in Houston and beyond. Working with poetics, improvisation, and energy, Free Press Houston." Interview by Meghan Hendley-Lopez for Free Press Houston.
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Ravens & Radishes: Review

"Misha Penton has been known to forge her own paths as an artist, and with the composition of George Heathco under her poetry, and the use of recording and video with live performance as a platform, she presents herself as a radical contemporary collaborative artist." By Shannon Langman for I Care if You Listen.
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Selkie: Review

"Penton, artistic director of Divergence Vocal Theater, is more interested in creating an atmosphere than just telling a linear story...Penton’s vocal range and color merge well with Cole’s lyrical approach, allowing the drama to build and flow." By Nancy Wozny for Arts and Culture Texas. 
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Soprano and magic maker Misha Penton presents Elliot Cole’s “Selkie, a sea tale”

"The 2010 Houston premier of Selkie featured an elaborate media and lighting design within a theatrical installation. The multimedia elements for Friday and Saturday’s performances include new choreography by Brooker and Konetchy and the screening of a video for the song “Softly Over Sounding Waves.” directed by Penton." By Chris Becker for Sequenza 21.
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Wide Open Spaces: Performing in Art Galleries

"When Divergence Vocal Theater diva Misha Penton performed Klytemnestra at the MFAH in June, she was able to have Anton von Maron's 1786 painting, The Return of Orestes, as a backdrop, a painting that captures a moment in the tragic family saga – a tale that's been told and re-told over centuries. There she was riffing on a theme that also intrigued artists for eons." By Nancy Wozny for Culture Map Houston. 
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Romantic Journey with Divergence

"Misha Penton, soprano and artistic director of Divergence Vocal Theater, unearthed Isabella's story while ambling through the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where the 1897 oil on canvass by American painter John White Alexander of Isabella and the Pot of Basil was on view" By Joel Luks for CultureMap Houston. 
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A Spring in its step: Divergence Vocal Theater plans celebration of new space

"Divergence Music & Arts is Divergence Vocal Theater's new venue in the burgeoning Spring Street Studios in the Lower Washington Cultural Arts District, best described as an inspiring, non-traditional, funky, comfortable, lofty, garage-grungy warehouse studio space for chamber arts, specifically chamber music and chamber opera." By Joel Luks for CultureMap Houston.
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Misha Penton rocked the role of the subversive female

"In Houston, Divergence Vocal Theater broke convention and presented yet another standing-room-only show. Klytemnestra continues DVT's continuum to define the genre of vocal theater...Artistic director Misha Penton rocked the role of the subversive female. Composer Dominick DiOrio's post-modern, yet accessible, style clearly draws inspiration from the past." By Joel Luks for CultureMap Houston.
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 Misha profiled in Sequenza21

"Klytemnestra, a collaborative opera dance theater work featuring music by composer Dominick DiOrio, sung text by Misha Penton, spoken text by John Harvey, and choreography by Meg Brooker, is receiving a great deal of positive press in advance of its premier April 15th and 16th at Divergence Music & Arts." By Chris Becker for Sequenza21.
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