06/15/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/15/2018 13:12
Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - June, 2018
'Jennifer Johnson Cano... brings a big, rich voice that's flawlessly produced in both lyrical and fiendishly challenging coloratura passages... Andriana Chuchman... has a beautiful, soaring voice... The chorus was outstanding, both in its singing and acting... This split of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played this graceful music with skill and true artistry.. Skarpetowska's dances were effective and athletic.'
'A fresh and irreverent adventure.'
Robert W. Duffy, St. Louis Magazine - June, 2018
'A theatrical riot sparkling with grunge and glitter... as radical as it is rousing... the music is so alluring... the dancing was performed with such grace and transcendent beauty... the singing by the three principals is so magnificent... a crown jewel... brazen... in its rambunctious poke in the eye of tradition... a production at once noble and outrageous in a topsy-turvy world.'
'Opera and ballet blend delightfully.'
Mark Bretz, Ladue News - June, 2018
'Wednesday evening's effort showed how fine this rendition of Orfeo & Euridice truly is... Opera Theatre of Saint Louis scores another success with this refreshing and intoxicating interpretation... sumptuous ballet performances by the Big Muddy Dance Company complement the excellent work of the OTSL cast to make this a memorable rendition... Jennifer Johnson Cano... sends her powerful voice soaring in some very difficult arias... [Pierre] Vallet gets a spirited reading of the score.'