The show’s stand-out was soprano Victoria Cannizzo as the Countess. She sang a particularly moving “Porgi amor” and is in possession of a darker, richer timbre than usually found in such a young singer. She is also a fine actress and made a striking figure on stage.
Broome County Arts Mirror- November, 2009
As Violetta Valéry, the operas doomed heroine, soprano Victoria Cannizzo was a stand-out. Vocally, she had no difficulty with the heavy demands of the role. Her coloratura was assured and her lovely pianissimo notes floated over the auditorium like a veiled mist. The famous “Sempre libera” was a mark of artistry. Strikingly beautiful, Cannizzo captured the genesis of Violetta’s hopeful but tragic circumstance — to love and to be loved.
Broome County Arts Mirror - February, 2011
Soprano Victoria Cannizzo plays the part of Lucia with abandon and astounding control over her instrument....Cannizzo’s show-stopping mad scene, a showcase for coluratura sopranos since the opera made its debut, was thrilling — chock-full of cadenzas, trills and crystal-clear high E-flats.
Broome County Arts Mirror - February, 2012
Soprano Victoria Cannizzo sang the heroine, Pamina, with finesse and a total command of the Mozart style. Her vocal ease and line were very fine, and she delivered an excellent “Ach, Ich fühls” in the second act.
Broome County Arts Mirror - April, 2012
effectively stole the show with a near-perfect performance of scenes from Madama Butterfly...she was deeply engaged with the material on all levels.
Asbury Park Press- February, 2010