"The performances proved better than the opera itself, mezzo Martin the most imposing voice in the cast as Eva Crowley, the scale of Martin’s sound matched by the intensity of her delivery."-Chicago Tribune Read full review.
"baritone Daniel Belcher is entirely believable as the the troubled patriarchal figure, and his commanding presence creates riveting tension. Belcher’s mellifluous voice is alternately strong and sensitive, and his musical nuance makes the plot resolution work." -Opera News Read full review.
"There is star acting from mezzo Amanda Crider as Poppea. She is not just fetching in her seductive manner and sly power to corrupt, but potent in her crystalline voice while also melding so exactly with an elegant tenor, Karim Sulayman as Emperor Nerone. Their duets – yearning and playful – are a centerpiece." -Urban Milwaukee Read full review. "With an amazing central cast and fine group of supporting actor-vocalists, this Florentine production pushes all our emotional butt
"Katie — played by pulsating soprano Jasmine Habersham." -Star Tribune Read full review. "Habersham’s brief but memorable appearances are an integral part of this male-centric story and grounding our understanding of (and sympathies) for “Shoeless” Joe." -Twin Cities Arts Read full review. "At the center the opera, Shoeless Joe played by Joshua Dennis and his wife Katie, an exquisite Jasmine Habersham create a believable couple's chemistry. -Broadwayworld.com Read full review
"L’interprétation très exigeante de la partition acrobatique d’Aïda a été mise en vedette par Elaine Alvarez, pleinement engagée, qui a incarné les complexités théâtrales du personnage principal avec un équilibre dramatique et un lyrisme époustouflants.“/ "The very demanding interpretation of AIDA's acrobatic score was featured by fully engaged Elaine Alvarez, who embodied the theatrical complexities of the main character with a dramatic balance and breathtaking lyricism." -O
"Matt Boehler as Sarastro inhabited his character with conviction, and sang with a warm yet authoritative deep voice." -Utah Arts Review Read full review. "The lovers’ most rational and wise moments are enabled by the wise counsel of the man who supposedly kidnapped Pamina and this task falls to Boehler. He plays Sarastro with infinite patience and confidence in wisdom. From the beginning, the audience expects him to be the antagonist, but by the end, Boehler is clearly the o
Palm Beach Opera serves up a striking, film noir “Don Giovanni”
"Don Giovanni’s brand of swinishness is so universal that the opera translates smoothly into other eras. In a production that opened Friday at the Kravis Center, stage director Kristine McIntyre’s smart, witty film noir approach updates the work to an American city of the 1950s, in a distinctly cinematic spectacle with fedoras, trench coats, handguns and long black shadows on gray city buildings." -South Florida