In Review: Crider and Treviño in Florentine Opera's "L'incoronazione di Poppea"
"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
"With an amazing central cast and fine group of supporting actor-vocalists, this Florentine production pushes all our emotional buttons. First is the title character, the conniving-yet-quite-enamored Poppea, here superbly sung and acted by mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider. . . Another attention-getter is bass Matthew Treviño, who cuts an imposing figure as the doomed Seneca." -Shepherd Express