The reviews are in and Carmen is a success! See what the reviewers are saying below, and if you don’t think the reviewers got it right leave your own review in the comments section.
Robert Trussell of The Kansas City Star said “Mezzo-Soprano Sandra Piques Eddy is a memorable Carmen — a sexy balance of physical elegance and visceral appetites.” Read the entire review here.
Paul Horsley of The Independent said that Carmen was “elevated by a handsome, versatile new set by the Lyric’s R. Keith Brumley, firm musical direction by Ward Holmquist in the orchestra pit and a captivating, vocally exceptional performance by Sandra [Piques Eddy] in the title role.” Read the entire review here (scroll down to locate it).
Sue Patterson of Present Magazine said “Eddy’s compelling presence and impeccable performance convinced the audience that she was born to seduce Don José with her earthy, beguiling vocals.” Read the entire review here.
Lee Hartman of kcmetropolis.org said “Eddy’s voice was as riveting as her stunning beauty. Her chest voice, especially on the lowest tones, was rich, warm and present.” Read the entire review here.
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