“Especially relishable is the opening showcase for star soprano Katherine Giaquinto, whose uproariously acrobatic embellishments remain thrilling despite their satiric tomfoolery.” – Myron Meisel, Stage Raw

“Soprano Katherine Giaquinto is clearly a performer with a future; she is vocally and dramatically secure, attractive and thoroughly musical. Her Stella is a smart cookie, but passionately in lust with Stanley; she loves her sister, but can’t believe that Stanley could rape her. Failed in her attempts at peacemaking, this Stella’s grief and confusion commanded attention.” – Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Katherine Giaquinto, as Musetta, all but hijacks the show as she sprawls across the piano for her stellar rendition of ‘Quando me’n vo.'” – Bryan Christian Dahl, Singerpreneur

“Katherine Giaquinto [is] gifted with [a] powerful and unfailing voice, unwavering in accuracy.” -Gary Scott,

Getting Figaro's attention
Getting Figaro’s attention

“I have never seen a more moving embrace on stage than when Stanley and Stella cling to each other after he strikes her; it’s real and honest and sexy and overflowing with need and passion-but also with tenderness and love… Katherine Giaquinto, as Stella, [has a] gorgeous clear lyric soprano voice… Miss Giaquinto beautifully captures all the sweetness that the composer has given to Stella’s role; her serenely blissful vocalise after that reconciliatory night with Stanley is one of the high-points of the evening.” -Steve Callahan, Opera

“Katherine Giaquinto [as Musetta] plays the role of seductress with great gusto and glamor.” – Barnaby Hughes,

Deh per pietà
Deh per pietà

Bernardo Bermudez and Katherine Giaquinto share sparks of chemistry that show how Stanley’s primordial impulses brings out Stella’s lusty, earthy nature. Their verbal sparring is offset by the obvious sexual delight in each other, which makes Stanley’s brutish assaults on her all the more shocking. Both performers bring convincing acting and singing to their roles.” – Mark Bretz, Ladue News