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“Ever since those days I had been haunted by impressions of that strange world of more than a hundred years ago; the plundering of ships lured on to the rocks by the falsification or extinction of the coast lights; the relentless murder of their crews; and with it all the ingrained religiosity of the Celtic population of that barren promontory.” – Ethel Smythe
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“From heartfelt arias to swooning duets and thrillingly rambunctious chorus work (Act 2 at Bulliers pulled out a knockout display from the Island City Opera Chorus), La Rondine, despite its sometimes exhausting restlessness, can charm indeed.     Great work Island City Opera!”    – Opera Chaser

“Try as you might, there’s just no withstanding the emotional pull of “Little Women,” composer-librettist Mark Adamo’s 1998 operatic adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic…And really, why try to resist?

Island City’s splendid production, thoughtfully staged by director Igor Vieira and conducted by Dana Sadava with a firm but fluid hand, matches the openness of its material point for point.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Wide Awake in L Sonnambula

“Island City Opera is connected to it’s community in a way that big institutions aren’t…  I’ve never seen an ensemble with such comedic timing… Eileen Meredith displayed a confident handle on Amina’s virtuosic coloratura… Sergio Gonzalez at his best in plaintive passages… Aimee Puentes a firecracker, cross between Sofia Loren and Lucille Ball.”  Joe Cadagan, San Francisco Classical Voice.

Rimsky-Korsakov US Premiere

“…a wonderfully concentrated dose of Rimsky-Korsakov’s rich harmonic language and theatrical suavity… the chief allure is the ripeness of his orchestral imagination…a wealth of harmonic modes…Alex Boyer a chillingly muscular and venomous account of the title role…”  – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Bojan Knezevic stars in Don Pasquale

“It’s physically demanding, too. You have to always be pushing to the max. For me, that’s a constant, beautiful challenge.”Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury News

Engaging Rigoletto for Island City Opera

“Island City Opera opened its second season with a beautifully sung Rigoletto last weekend.” – Charlise Tiee, San Francisco Classical Voice

‘La Boheme’ is beautifully rendered

“Should you decide to indulge yourself in a performance of Island City Opera’s “La Boheme,” be sure to bring along a supply of tissues — you’ll need them.” Enterprise-Record

"Island City Opera Proves Its Worth"

Presents two one-act operas, ‘Il Tabarro’ (The Cloak) a tragedy by Puccini, and Rossini’s comic ‘Il Signor Bruschino’.

Anna Carol Dudley, San Francisco Classical Voice