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OPERA TODAY HAVE TO SAY
"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
"Choi was vocally robust and both amusing and riveting in her every scene"
Erica Miner, Broadway World Seattle
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
"As Paquette, Kristen Choi had a spunky sex appeal, and she showed off a well-schooled, appealingly smoky mezzo."
James Sohre, Opera Today
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
"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