Jocelyn O'Toole. Elisabeth Shoup and the cast of "Carmen"
at the East 13th St. Theatre Photo by Brian Long
Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times writes of
" Dialogues des Carmélites":
"directed with eloquent simplicity by Victoria
Crutchfield. . . .Christopher Fecteau, the company’s
artistic director, conducted a finely paced
NY Post Review of "Dialogues des Carmélites"
" a taut production of Dialogues of the Carmelites by
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble offers a reason to brave a
steamy August weekend in Manhattan....this
“Carmelites” is one a professional company might
present with pride."
Chief Judge of "The American Prize":
"A good Ariadne, surprisingly stylishly
played and sung. ..That dell'Arte succeeds as admirably as it has is clear
indication that the company is fulfilling its mission to provide emerging artists
with serious opportunities in imprtant repertoire. Here is a company
providing a valuable service to both artists and audience, and to be
Of "Ariadne auf Naxos" in 2011, Mike Silverman of the Associated Press, writes:
"scrappy companies like dell'Arte...offer a valuable opportunity for young performers. On Friday night, a talented cast working on a nearly bare stage...made "Ariadne" come to life more buoyantly than it sometimes does in major houses with lavish sets."
"Superconductor" by Paul Pelkonen: Carmen, August 2012
"Superconductor" by Paul Pelkonen: Dialogues des Carmélites, August 2012
"Mr. Fecteau is to be commended for his conducting, which intensified Poulenc's
musical message despite the smaller orchestra."
"Operavore" by Fred Plotkin for WQXR
"Verbiage Overflow" by David Branner: Dialogues des Carmélites, August 2012
"Voce di Meche" by Meche Kroop on Carmen, August 2012
!" Bonnie Edwards
reviews of 2011 standard repertoire project:
Opera Today Review of 2011 Standard Repertoire Project
"Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble provides an invaluable experience not only for its singers, but to its audiences as well."
Associated Press Review of 2011 Standard Repertoire Project
"an impressive display of what can be accomplished on a tiny budget."
Opera Insider Blog Review of 2011 Standard Repertoire Project
(Scroll down to the August 22, 2011 entry)
Superconductor Blog Review of 2011 Standard Repertoire Project
Read what Classical Singer has to say about the SRP
REVIEWS of KÖNIGSKINDER, 2010:
Associated Press Review of Koenigskinder
Rare Humperdinck Opera a Treat
"...conductor Chris Fecteau was able to create some
magical sounds. .. Much credit is due to dell'Arte for
now bringing this neglected work back to New York."
Superconductor Blog Review of Koenigskinder
"The innovative orchestration supported
a strong, young cast." Paul Pelkonnen
"a great holiday gift from dell’Arte to New York City."
More about Koenigskinder here
Elisabeth Shoup as "Carmen" at the East 13th Street Theatre.