SHE WEAVES A
THEATRICAL MAGIC SPELL WITH COY, EASY GRACE
"Mezzo-soprano, Stephanie Sanchez, would capture that division’s Gold Medal weaving first a theatrical magic spell with coy and easy grace performing Bizet’s haunting and seductive, 'L’amour est un oiseau rebelle,' from Carmen, and then moving on to a playful, animated and tongue twisting performance of Rossini’s 'Cruda sorte!' from L’italiana in Algeri."
PEOPLE'S CRITIC HOUSTON
BREEZY AND FUN, BRAVADO AND DERRING-DO.
"Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez, tenor Ryan Johnson, baritone Benjamin Taylor and bass Alex Rosen combine to make this Pirates a breezy romp and lots o’ fun, with nary a wasted moment. They jump right into the familiar tale with their own agreeable style of bravado and derring-do. Sanchez deftly handles the role of Ruth, the opportunistic maid who has steered Frederic since childhood, all while making sure her own needs have been met."
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