Amanda Crider impresses in LA Opera's "Persona"
"as Alma, mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider sang for almost the entire 90-minute duration of the work. Crider colored her tones, projected excellent diction and maintained an interesting timbre while introducing the Los Angeles audience to Makan's fascinating music. She proved to be an expressive actress as well, and her dramatic scenes with her patient made the show come alive." -Broadway World
"Crider’s performance was a tour-de-force for its sustained vocal luster, dramatic variation, and sheer amount of singing." -San Francisco Classical Voice Read full review.
"This is not quite a one-woman opera, but everything does necessarily revolve around mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider’s complex Alma. . . as Alma just as shockingly finds her own inner being, we hear it in her voice, in her quiet and in her screams." -La Times