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Recent acclaim for ADA Artists

Rave reviews for Calenos and Birsan in Madison Opera “Bohème”

“The central role of Mimi, the irresistibly sweet heroine who succumbs to tuberculosis, was brought to winsome life by ELENI CALENOS. She technically made her company debut at last summer’s Opera in the Park, but this was her first stage appearance here. The voice is strong, attractive, unforced and she read more

Abreu receives glowing reviews of his fill-in as Almaviva in Florida Grand Opera’s “Barber of Seville”!

 “Abreu, last seen in FGO’s 2006 production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, was a last-minute fill-in for an ailing Andrew Owens . . . Abreu, a Puerto Rican tenor, was a delightful Almaviva, with a very Italianate sound that had muscle in the center of his register and… read more

Mechavich, Biller, Zabala, and Hernandez hailed in Arizona “Florencia en el Amazonas”!

“Conductor JOSEPH MECHAVICH leads the orchestra in an energetic performance of Catán’s mystical score. Four lead roles are double cast — including Riolobo, a crew member who is more than he appears — but the opening-night stars all give strong performances, including Sandra Lopez in full-on diva mode as Florencia read more

Catherine Martin “revelatory” as Amneris in Opera Colorado’s “Aida”!

“But the most revelatory performance came from mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin as the Egyptian princess Amneris, who is also desperately in unrequited love with Radames. Martin is both radiant and commanding, and her passion, both vocally and dramatically, sustains the tension-filled first half of Act IV. In fact, Martin succeeds in… read more

In Review: Slack “outstanding” as Verdi’s “Aida” with Austin Opera

“The principal voices are effective and moving. Karen Slack as Aïda soars at high volume . . . her subtle performance is outstanding. She carries herself in a way that feels always considered, never canned or forced.” -Austin360 Read full review.

“And when Slack sings, her voice wringing the ache read more