CARMEN Reviews are Charging In!

Our production of CARMEN may be over but you can still read about it! Kudos abound for Director Sammi Cannold, Conductor (and MV Artistic Director) Ted Sperling, Choreographer Gustavo Zajac, all of our designers and our spectacular cast… and especially The MasterVoices Chorus, which was praised in every instance!

“MasterVoices sheds the typical grand-opera treatment to reveal a sleeker, funnier show.”
The New York Times


“Top-of-the-line soloists and that fabulous 120+ person chorus… a lucid, energetic performance!”
Show Showdown


“MasterVoices’ semi-staged presentation of the original Opéra-Comique version was nothing short of spectacular”


“Leaner, meaner, and tighter… a hair-raising final confrontation brought the evening to a powerful close.”


“A fresh CARMEN [and a] splendid production… staging was superb, splendid dance, painterly visual composition….”
Woman Around Town


“Accessible, high-impact musical theater… making the familiar seem startlingly new.”
New York Classical Review


“This glittering performance of Carmen possessed all we needed to pump the adrenaline and move the most jaded heart.”
Front Row Center


“Unforgettable… there were audible gasps at [Carmen’s] demise, demonstrating just how much the audience was engaged.” 

And Special Praise For MasterVoices…


“Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is certain but death and taxes… another important certainty: when MasterVoices puts on a show, it is always worth seeing.” 


“MasterVoices presentation hit on all cylinders–great singing and acting from all, breathtaking dancing, a gargantuan chorus, a top-notch orchestra led by a masterful conductor, and fascinating lighting design and atmosphere.”


“The MasterVoices Chamber Chorus sang and acted splendidly, whether portraying squabbling cigarette girls or a hankie-waving crowd at a bullfight.”
New York Classical Review


“They could [become] something that New York desperately lacks: a standing, smashing comic opera company.”
The New York Times


“The chorus diction and phrasing was just about perfect, as one expects from this group!”