Press

2015 preview of Erismena in the Yale Daily News

“Yale Baroque Opera Project to stage rarely performed piece” (Spandana Bhattacharya, The Yale Daily News, April 22, 2015)

“In their upcoming production, members of the Yale Baroque Opera Project will perform in English for the first time ever.”


2012 review of Ulisse in the NY Times

“Ulysses Goes to College, in a Lively Monteverdi” (Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, May 7, 2012)

For the audience this production was a rare chance to see a touchstone Baroque opera. For the enviable cast, it was the ultimate class project and certainly looked like fun.”


2012 feature of YBOP in the Yale Alumni Magazine

“The Highly Unlikely Opera Company” (Christopher Arnott, Yale Alumni Magazine, July/August 2012)

“Appropriately for Homer’s epic, the journey to the stage has been a story of transformation, wonder, unlikely collaborations, and how to prepare for the unexpected…How do college students pull off the sort of performance that lands kind reviews in elite publications?”


2009 review of Giasone in the New Yorker

“Unsung: Rediscovering the Operas of Francesco Cavalli” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker, May 25, 2009)

Giasone came off beautifully. …All but three of the singers were Yale undergraduates, some with little or no experience singing opera. But the lack of professional polish was hardly a disadvantage in a piece written at a time when master’s degrees in vocal music didn’t exist, and opera singers were simply actors with good voices.”