Reviews and Press
South Florida Classical Review
Purcell’s Dido and Aneas:
In an opera that can seem dramatically stilted to modern audiences, director Jacquelyn Mouritsen’s staging was pitch perfect. From the stylized choreographic gestures for the Sorceress’s retinue to the final scene as Belinda and the court mourn over the lifeless body of the queen, Mouritsen created a series of striking stage images.
Menotti’s The Medium:
Mouritsen staged Menotti’s shocker though the moody lens of a film noir, keeping the drama moving at tight pace.
Arts Wave Guide
[Actor Simon] Barrad plays [Dandini] almost as a Ferris Bueller or Zak Morris type, complete with freeze-frame moments when he addresses the audience directly (and here acknowledgement is due, no doubt, to stage director Jacquelyn Mouritsen).
Gioacchino Rossini’s La cenerentola, Queen City Opera, 2017. Photo credit: Tina Gutierrez.