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PRESS

SEE WHAT OPERA NEWS, THE WASHINGTON POST, AND

OPERA TODAY HAVE TO SAY

SUZUKI

MADAMA

BUTTERFLY

"Mezzo soprano Kristen Choi, as the steadfast Suzuki, was a delight of this production, solidly empathetic and ferocious in her protection of Butterfly."

 

Libby Hanssen, KCStudio

 

LYRIC OPERA KANSAS CITY

"And the rest of the cast, many of them making company debuts, helped fill in the emotional palette, starting with the warm and lovely Suzuki of Kristen Choi (more of her, please)."

Anne Midgette, Washington Post

 

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA

"And Choi, a Glimmerglass Young Artist, was clearly a powerfouse in the making, her ample tone suggesting a future in the great mezzo roles of Verdi. In the opening scene, her ritualistic greeting to the bored Pinkerton, with a hint of umbrage creeping into her tone, proved the most theatrically potent moment of the evening."

Fred Cohn, Opera News

 

GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL

RUTH SHERWOOD

WONDERFUL

TOWN

"Choi was vocally robust and both amusing and riveting in her every scene"

Erica Miner, Broadway World Seattle

 

SEATTLE SYMPHONY

HERMIA

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

"Kristen Choi shows reputable acting chops and a thoughtful vocal line as Hermia awakening in anguish to Lysander's disappearance in the woods."

Rebecca Evans, WHRO.ORG

 

VIRGINIA OPERA

PAQUETTE

CANDIDE

"As Paquette, Kristen Choi had a spunky sex appeal, and she showed off a well-schooled, appealingly smoky mezzo."

James Sohre, Opera Today

 

GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL

CHERUBINO

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

"Kristen Choi, played the trouser role of Cherubino to perfection, vocally and dramatically, coming across as a lovestruck teenager who falls in love with everything in a skirt, gets himself in hot water every second and still has the audience rooting for him to the very end."

June LeBell, Your Observer

 

SARASOTA OPERA

LADY THIANG

THE KING

AND I

"And "Something Wonderful." the pleading but wise ballad sung here by Kristen Choi (as Lady Thiang) is exceptionally rich and moving."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 

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