Andrew Patner (Sun Times): "Highly Recommended" ; "When given the cast and production of Saturday night's opening at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the fervent and penetrating performance that Andrew Davis led from the Lyric Orchestra, the result is a not-to-be-missed presentation at the Civic Opera House." Full review.
Culling the Reviews: Girl of the Golden West
Chicago Classical Review (Lawrence A Johnson): "a hard work not to like" ; "lively and engaging" ; Voigt: "singing somewhat more polished than [Tosca]" but "every big vocal moment fell short" ; Giordani: "in supreme vocal estate." Full review.
Beyond Words (Evan Kuchar): "The music is exquisitely composed and effectively manipulative: there's almost something cinematic about how it underscores the action." Full review.
Bachtrack (Kristina Powers): "In the end, this production of "Girl" is definitely a must-see for any seasoned opera goer or fans of Puccini, Westerns, classical music, or theater." Full review.
Chicago Theater Blog (K.D. Hopkins): "Four stars" (out of 4) ; "This is theatre and music that has persevered because of its beauty and soul-touching quality." Full review.