"..Deborah Sternberg’s cool, distinguished soprano contributed well in both solo sections and lovely ensembles in the “Recordare” and “Benedictus.” "..."Wayfaring Stranger," paired with a soaring solo from Sternberg" 2020, Alex Baker's Musical Classical Review of a performance of the Mozart Requiem and Andrew E. Simpson's "Wayfaring Stranger" with the Cantate Chamber Singers
"Deborah, I must again say how profoundly I am affected by your ever improving voice. You just seem to possess all of the characteristics I enjoy in a soprano. The focus of your tone has added a richness, and your always intelligent approach to a song is always a gift to the listener." 2016, Eric Kitchen after a performance of his work, The Olney Avian Verse
"Deborah you sounded superb - what an ending for Après moi!!" 2016, Luna Pearl Woolf after a performance of her Après moi, le Déluge with The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner conducting
"...brilliant clarity of soprano Deborah Sternberg" 2015, Washington Life Magazine review of The Washington Chorus, presenting Handel's Israel in Egypt
"Deborah Sternberg's recital featuring "The Avian Project" was a joy from beginning to end. With her luminous and beautiful natural voice combined with immaculate musicianship, Ms. Sternberg regaled us with optimum performances of these outstanding songs by American composers. Here is a stunning young vocal artist to watch out for!" 2014, Norman Scribner
"I must tell you again how much I enjoyed your singing this morning.
You project a delight in the music and the words that is simply infectious. I find myself grinning and at the same time tearing up at the sheer beauty of your sound. I don't know if it's something you do or something you were born with, but among even the finest of our ... singers you are one of the few sopranos whose highest notes I look forward to hearing. I'm going to stand in line to get your CD." 2014, patron Ramona M
"...splendidly accurate soprano" 2013 Washington Post Review of Cantate Chamber Singers' Mozart Requiem (Britten ed.) performance
"Deborah shone as soloist and interpreter of some rather lovely music composed for the movie." 2013, patron Stephanie C., after presenting Gabriel Thibaudeau's The Hunchback of Notre Dame score at the American Film Institute
"You sound absolutely ravishing in the Boulanger songs, especially in that church. Mlle. loved a very focused clean soprano sound." 2012, Robert Shafer
"...soprano Deborah Sternberg, with a light, accurate voice ideally suited to the French repertoire..." 2012 Washington Post Review of Cantate Chamber Singers' concert, of Ms. Sternberg's performance of Nadia Boulanger art songs.
"It was a fabulous concert. I want to hear more. Ms Sternberg's voice and presence enchanted the space." 2012, Email from a patron, R.G.
"Deborah Sternberg had the most pleasing voice" 2012, Washington Post review of Andrew E. Simpson's opera Outcasts of Poker Flat, D.C. Fringe Festival
"Deborah's soprano is pure, clear, and beautiful" 2011 Maryland Theatre Guide review
of Andrew E. Simpson's opera Outcasts of Poker Flat, Page to Stage Festival, Kennedy Center
"...Deborah Sternberg... intonations were among the high points of the evening." 2008 Washington Post Review of Countertop Quartet performance
"In Benjamin Britten's 'A Wedding Anthem,' soprano Deborah Sternberg sang 'See how the scarlet sun' ethereally" 2006 Washington Post review of Cantate Chamber Singers