REVIEWS







Los Angeles Opera


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Vera Lucia Calabria's direction is in total agreement with Pier-Luigi Pizzi's exquisite production design. Calabria does a remarkable job of combining all the small and massive elements into a soaring musical extravaganza, both soul-stirring and entertaining.


REVIEWPLAYS.COM

... grand style, under the sharp direction of Vera Lucia Calabria... a visually sumptuous production... an indelible production...


… this is one of the best mountings of this epic opera I have ever seen…




AIDA

San Francisco Merola Program


ESTADO.COM

...I'm happy to report unequivocally that this was the best Barbiere production I've ever seen -- and I've seen many... Merola Opera's brilliant new production of "Il Barbiere di Siviglia,".... Calábria stripped the work from its traditional layers of pompous rococo schlock and aristocratic posturing, sculpting the characters anew from their basic commedia dell'arte archetypes.... this "Barbiere" was a superb achievement.


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

...Staged with brisk inventiveness by Vera Lucia Calabria...


Los Angeles Opera


LOS ANGELES TIMES

Calabria staged moments of real drama and clearly motivated action...


UCLA


LAWEEKLY

... immensely skillful performances, staged by Vera Calábria ... made for a delightful evening...

DER  ROSENKAVALIER

Israeli Opera


YEDIOT AHARONOT

There has never been a production with such a quality around: ... brilliant direction... excellent production ...

TANNHÄUSER

Hawai Opera Theatre


HONOLULU ADVERTISER

Those opportunities were taken by stage director Vera Lucia Calabria, who is perhaps the person most to thank (besides Wagner) for the production. Calabria has her singers inhabit the set with a naturalness that is nonetheless theatrical.  ...I found this production to be the most intensely absorbing...


OPERANEWS

...the powerful but unforced flow of Vera Lucia Calabria's stage direction...

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / I PAGLIACCI

San Francisco Opera


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

… Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's production, originally presented in 1976 and expertly restaged by Vera Lúcia Calábria, ... added a layer of detail and depth to the drama…

IDOMENEO

Los Angeles Opera


LA OPINION

… con la dirección de la brasileña Vera Lúcia Calábria y coreografía del portugués Arthur Pita - quienes crearon estupendas imágenes…

COURANT.COM

Yale Opera Stages a Fine and Funny ‘Figaro’

... Perhaps the most monumental task of all is that it also has to be funny. ...made the process a celebration. This was an entertaining Figaro. ... Their performance was detailed, informed, and convincing. ... This was opera that was thoughtful, charismatic, and great fun to hear.