"The shining exception was mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy, a wonderful singing actress whose Carmen used her burgundy-rich low register as a powerful tool of seduction."
The Chicago Tribune
"As Isabella, Sandra Piques Eddy strides about the stage, whip in hand, charm to spare, her dark, honey glutted mezzo-soprano agile and enticing."
Globe and Mail
"See her now so you can brag about her later."
Arts Nash
"She demonstrates great artistry-covering a tremendous vocal range with clarity and speed- along with considerable comedic instincts. Her "Una voce poco fa" is simply spectacular."
The Tennessean.
"Sandra Piques Eddy was commanding as Angelina. Her dark, sensuous mezzo and charming presence showed star quality".
Opera Magazine
"...I would need to break out the thesaurus to find more synonyms for 'sexy' because Sandra Piques Eddy, in the title role, was sex personified."
KC Metropolis
".. charismatic mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy has future star written all over her."
The Boston Globe
"The brightest sparkle belonged to Ms. Piques Eddy, a swan-necked mezzo with fine technique, a range of colors from honeyed to bright and charm to burn."
The New York Times
".. sung and acted to perfection by the lustrous mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy"
The Chicago Tribune
"Her mezzo soprano was rich and warm throughout her range her technique so effortless as to seem imperceptible, and she was equally effective as heartbroken son, romantic hero and finally, chosen ruler."
Opera News
"... Sandra Piques Eddy in a tour de force that combined a dark, resonant voice, solid bel canto technique, comic talent, and scenery-chewing stage presence."
Arts Atlanta
.. Able to stop a listener cold with her coffee-with-cream voice."
Los Angeles Times
".. luscious of voice, looking good and moving well"
The New York Times
.. With her rich, velvety voice, stunning good looks (think a young Vivien Leigh) and above all her depth of feeling for every word and note she sang, she was utterly glorious"
The Boston Herald
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SANDRA PIQUES EDDY, Fiona in this month's Met premiere of Nico Muhly's Two Boys, begins 2014 at Nashvile Opera, where she will be Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia in January and February. Eddy travels to Denver in May, when she will sing the title role in Opera Colorado's Carmen. July 2014 will find the mezzo at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan for Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte.
Carmen will be May 3, 6, 9, 11. Updated to 1930s revolutionary Spain, Opera Colorado’s intimate production will bring the orchestra on stage, placing the musicians directly in the midst of the action. Mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy will sing the title role and Jay Hunter Morris will sing the role of Don José.
A day in the life of mezzo soprano Sandra Piques Eddy might find her singing Rosina for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, or the title role in La tragédie de Carmen with Chicago Opera Theater, or La Cenerentola with Austin Lyric Opera—not to mention any number of supporting roles at the Metropolitan Opera, her artistic home for over 10 years. She is currently in rehearsal for Così fan tutte with Boston Lyric Opera, with (Sir) Thomas Allen as both stage director and Don Alfonso. His direction on the recitatives, Eddy says, is just amazing. “Like an acting class with music.”
The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature more than two-hundred performances of twenty-six operas — six of which will play in new productions, including a U.S. premiere, the company announced today.
The company's 130th season will open on September 23 with a new production of Eugene Onegin, featuring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana, Piotr Beczala as Lenski and Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role. Deborah Warner's staging of Tchaikovsky's opera — a co-production with English National Opera — returns later in the season with a second cast featuring Peter Mattei in the title role, Marina Poplavskaya as Tatiana and Rolando Villazón as Lenski.