The reviews are in for Marie-Eve Munger in Virginia Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet”!
“Juliet, played with exuberant grace by soprano Marie-Eve Munger, is given numerous opportunities to shine in Gounod’s adaptation, and Munger is adept at seizing them all. In Act I, at Capulet’s feast, she whirls around the stage while delivering Gounod’s famous “Je veux vivre dans le reve (Juliet’s Waltz)” an infectious ode to youthful vitality that clashes with the tragedy we know to be unfolding.” -DC Metro Theater Arts
“Marie-Eve Munger, who portrayed Juliet. . . gave a lovely performance, portraying a feisty and spirited woman who grows up before the audience’s eyes. Her singing was lyrical, but she could also manage Gounod’s intricate vocal lines, especially in the famous “Waltz Song” in Act I. As the opera proceeded, Juliet was called on to sing more and more dramatically, especially in the “Potion” aria. Munger showed no fatigue and did some of her most poignant singing in the final scene.” – The Virginian-Pilot