Press for Skylark Opera

2019 - Cosi fan tutte

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StarTribune - “Skylark Opera radically reworks Mozart's 'Così fan tutte' for the 21st century'“ by Terry Blaine

Minnesota Playlist - “Small stage, big laughs - Skylark Opera presents Così fan tutte”

Minnesota Theater Love - “Cosi fan tutte at Skylark Opera”

“And so this particular "Così" was far from having a cozy ending. But its boldness and intelligence were invigorating. The production demonstrated how old classics can still speak with relevance in a later age, where morals have evolved and society looks irrevocably different.”

 - Terry Blain, The Star Tribune


2018 - As One

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StarTribune - “Skylark Opera's 'As One' sings compelling transgender tale”

Cherry and Spoon - “‘As One’ by Skylark Opera Theatre at North Garden Theater”

Lavendar Magazine - “Transcendent Performances in Skylark Opera’s Transgender-themed ‘As One’”

“...it’s a sweet miracle when a show is both beautiful art and real-world connection. Skylark Opera’s production of AS ONE is a sweet miracle.”

 - Brian Lenz, MN Playlist


2017 - Don Giovanni

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Pioneer Press - “Review: Skylark’s ‘Don Giovanni’ is totally in your face”

MINNPOST - “‘Don Giovanni’ at the Woman’s Club: great opera and great fun”

Twin Cities Arts Reader - “REVIEW: Fine Dining, Rough Talk at Don Giovanni (Skylark Opera Theatre)”

“Because this type of production doesn’t have the usual grand sets and crowd scenes, the focus zooms in on the cast. Can they sing? Can they act? Are they still convincing when they’re walking right past you, or weaving between tables in the dining room scene, close enough to touch? They are, and wow, can they project. We came away with fresh respect for operatic voices.”

 - Pamela Espeland, MINNPOST


2017 - The Tragedy of Carmen

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StarTribune - “Skylark Opera is back in business with a dark, dramatic take on Bizet's 'Carmen'“

Pioneer Press - “Opera preview: Skylark Theatre drives a clean, compact ‘Carmen’”

Cherry and Spoon - “‘The Tragedy of Carmen’ by Skylark Opera Theatre at the Midpointe Event Center”

Minnesota Playlist - “Not your grandaddy’s Carmen” by Hailey Colwell
- https://minnesotaplaylist.com/magazine/article/2017/not-your-grandaddy-s-carmen#main-content

“If you're an opera aficionado, you might be curious to see this modern take on a classic. For opera neophytes, Skylark Opera once again provides an accessible, easily digestible, and affordable take on the genre.”

- Jill Schaefer, Cherry and Spoon