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PRESS ACCLAIM for Lyric Opera Cleveland

The Fantasticks
"Stylish voices anchor splendid production."
- The Plain Dealer
The Merry Widow
"...[Garold] Whisler [Music Director] leads a superb chamber orchestra that beautifully conveys the music’s poetry and joie de vivre."
- The Plain Dealer
The Daughter of the Regiment
"Happily, Jonathon Field has staged the work with a whimsical touch, while retaining its poignancy."
- The Plain Dealer
The Marriage of Figaro

"Figaro a sparkling success .... Mozart's genius shines forth."
- The Plain Dealer


"The vibrant personality that every cast member injects into the music keeps the drama on an exuberant course."

- The Plain Dealer

"Soloist shines in role of Rosina in Lyric Opera's 'Marriage' ….. A radiant, beautifully controlled performance by Elizabeth Graham as the count's wife, Rosina, set a high vocal standard."

- The Beacon Journal

"As ever, this summer's Lyric Opera Cleveland productions have offered a valuable chance to see new talent as it emerges."

- The Beacon Journal

The Crucible

"The entire company deserves credit for making this "Crucible" such a bracing experience."

-The Plain Dealer

"Fine ensemble, staging in The Crucible…..Lyric Opera Cleveland is presenting a production of the Ward-Stambler work this week that is effective in every respect."

- The Plain Dealer

"The orchestra is first-rate … Diane Lane, an impish delight last season in Rossini's "Cinderella," here shows the deeply affecting side of her artistry."

- The Plain Dealer

Over the Moon with Gilbert and Sullivan

"Engaging personality and skillful, imaginative performance are the essentials with this sort of gala revue presentation. …. As usual, Lyric Opera Cleveland delivers genuine and substantial singers"

- Cleveland Free Times

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a more relaxed and refreshing way to while away a balmy summer evening."

- Cleveland Free Times

Festival Season 1999

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

"Everything is admirably polished, including the crackerjack orchestra led with enormous verve and sensitivity..."

-The Plain Dealer

"The production is performed with great care, accuracy of pitch, clear voices, and a great sense of ensemble."

- The Morning Journal


Regina
"It is a whirlwind performance that exudes more spirit and determination than a roomful of Regina... And with Stevens throwing her arms and everything else around Regina, Lyric Opera Cleveland has a veritable hit on its intimate hands."

- The Plain Dealer

"Blitzstein's musical adaptation is so good that Hellman herself gave it high praise, and no less is due Lyric Opera for its fine and powerful production."

- The Beacon Journal


"Anyone lucky enough to catch Lyric Opera Cleveland's performance of Regina will find his artistic soul expanding at the same rate as the Grinch's heart after he discovered the joys of Christmas."

- Scene Magazine


Cinderella
"Lyric Opera treats Rossini's deliciously bubbly score with ample bel canto ebullience. There is nary a moment in La Cenerentola when the musical level drops below the brilliant."

- The Plain Dealer


"The engine driving this vehicle is Rossini's giddy display of bel canto beauty and brilliance. And Race has assembled a remarkably able-bodied and voiced crew to keep those boilers perking."

- Cleveland Free Times

"It was exciting to hear Rossini sung as if it were the colloquial language of the day. Race's skillful matching of words to music made all the difference in preserving the integrity of Rossini's writing."

- The Beacon Journal

"The set change between the second and third acts may be the best set change I have ever seen."

- West Side Leader

"With this mirthful Cinderella, Lyric Opera Cleveland ends its season with a splash. Here’s hoping next season's repertoire is treated with such imagination, sensitivity and flair."

- The Plain Dealer


"The season suggested that Lyric Opera is determined to maintain its identity as a plucky troupe with an experimental streak. Like the past, Lyric Opera's future promises to be an intimate adventure."

- The Plain Dealer

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