''There was constant motion throughout, and the movements were realistic and in character. None of the singing was done in a ''stand and deliver manner'' and this kept the energy of the opera high at all times. The second act was particularly noteworthy in this regard, as each member of the chorus was given a well-defined character to portray, and the interweaving of the different factions gave the impression of a cast of thousands. John Koza, conductor of Camerata Singers, brought in members of that group to serve as the chorusThe chorus was delightful, and really took their individual characterizations to heart. I have to admit that I was grinning ear to ear throughout the whole scene.''
September 04, 2012
''Koza is never one to shy away from challenging his singers with music that is difficult and rewarding, both for performers and for the audience.''
December 08, 2010
''They absolutely had me right from the very first note. The singers maintained a blended, balanced, and full sound throughout....''
November 10, 2010
''Koza is known for bringing to his audiences a mix of traditional and rarely performed pieces as well as introducing composers you have never heard of and music you won't soon forget.''
September 07, 2010