Winter Opera News

La fille du régiment Reviews

The Post-Dispatch, Eric Meyer:

“The performance was musically exhilarating, visually vibrant and comically moving.”

“Galati’s many coloratura passages provided thrilling operatic moments; the vocal intricacies in “Chacun le Sait, Chacun le Dit,” for example, were strikingly articulate, and she tossed off high notes seemingly with ease.”

“Winter Opera St. Louis has come a long way since it started in 2008. With two successful productions under its belt this winter, and “Fanciulla del West” coming in March, the 13th season appears to be a lucky one.”

BroadwayWorld, Steve Callahan:

“Winter Opera, under the leadership of Gina Galati, has become a true treasure in St. Louis and it is set like a jewel in the elegant, comfortable Viragh Center…”

[Isaac Frishman’s] “a sweet-voiced tenor who is utterly undaunted by this role which includes an aria that’s been called “the Everest of tenor arias”–it has eight high C’s!”

“Once again scene designer Scott Loebl astonishes us with an awe-inspiring sky-scape… Costumes, by Felia Davenport, are perfect.”

Two on the Aisle, Bob Wilcox & Gerry Kowarski

“Thoroughly delightful production.”

“Andrew Potter was a comic marvel in this role… Isaac Frishman’s portrayal, Tonio had an easy going sweetness that made him a fine match for Marie. Frishman was a fine match for the 9 high C’s.”

“Conductor Ed Benyas and stage director Audrey Chait ensured the musical and theatrical values were in lock step.”

Stage Left, Chuck Lavazzi:

“Tenor Isaac Frishman was a fine Tonio. He handled the demanding air “Pour mon âme,” with its (in)famous nine high Cs, with real polish, and proved equally effective in the more dramatic “Pour me rapprocher de Marie” in the second act.”

“The chorus was small but mighty… Scott Loebl’s brightly colored set and Felia Davenport’s equally vivid costumes helped contribute to the comic atmosphere.”