"The singers playing Hansel and Gretel (Sandra Piques Eddy and Maureen McKay) were convincing in their portrayals of children- not overly over-the-top, but childlike enough to be authentic."

Oregon Music News
08 February 2012

"Sandra Piques Eddy and Maureen McKay (Hansel and Gretel respectively) are both excellent, convincingly playing energetic and careless children while maintaining the operatic power necessary to hit the back rows of the vast Keller Auditorium."

Portland Mercury
08 February 2012

"McKay and Eddy were fresh and sweet-voiced throughout."

The Oregonian
08 February 2012

CARMEN in CARMEN at Lyric Opera of Kansas City

"Mezzo Soprano Sandra Piques Eddy made her Lyric Opera debut as Carmen. She recently sang the role of Carmen in La tragedie de Carmen (an opera of all Carmen's Solo arias sans ensemble pieces) at the Chicago Opera Theater. Eddy's compelling presence and impeccable performance convinced the audience that she was born to seduce Don Jose with her earthy, beguiling vocals."

Present Magazine
07 February 2012

"Standing head and shoulders above all was the brilliant Carmen of Sandra Piques Eddy, as fine as acted and sung Carmen as one could ask. Her voice was alternately sweet or sultry, seductive or venomous as required. Piques Eddy vividly portrayed all of Carmen's incarnations, from a simple cigarette girl, to a gipsy on to the arrogant trophy girl of a toreador and finally a victim of her own seductive powers. Her voice was dark and steamy as a Seville night but clear with impressive French diction. It was a thrill watching her act and literally become Carmen on the stage. Her seduction and playfulness was real, her anger and fear at the end achingly palpable...Happily patrons got to see and hear in the form of Sandra Piques Eddy one of the best acted and sung Carmens this town has ever seen. She is certainly the 'best I have seen' and 'ready for the Met'."

The Classical Music Guide Online
06 February 2012

"I knew halfway into Saturday night's first act of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's new production of Carmen that 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. As Carmen, Eddy played the role as youthfully impulsive instead of worldly experienced. Her portrayal was especially captivating because it contrasted so strongly with Micaela...Carmen was mercurial, active, profane and sultry...Eddy was also the most natural actress on stage. When she sarcastically agreed with Don Jose that she was a demon, it was delivered more as exasperation in the situation than other productions I have seen, a refreshing change from the traditional portrayal of Carmen as a destroyer of men. Eddy's voice was as riveting as her stunning beauty. Her chest voice, especially on the lowest tones was rich, warm and present...Eddy delivered her lines as if they were dialogue. The embodiment of effortlessness and complete mastery of character, music and drama (and some impressive castanet playing, hip swivels and full body rolls) Hers was the biggest voice on the stage, a commanding presence most notably on "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle", "Je vais danser en votre honneur" and "En vain pour eviter les reponses ameres." ....So go for the wonderful story, gorgeous music and feast for the eyes and ears provided by Sandra Piques Eddy."

K C Metropolis
06 February 2012

"Mezzo Soprano Sandra Piques Eddy is a memorable Carmen - a sexy balance of physical elegance and visceral appetites."

Kansas City Star
06 February 2012

"...and a captivating , vocally exceptional performance by Sandra in the title role in her Lyric debut, she portrayed Carmen as a young woman prone to youth's capriciousness. Not only did she look the part, but she built tension throughout with startling moments...which always felt driven by a strong knowledge of the character's built-in contradictions."

K C Independent
06 February 2012

IDAMANTE in IDOMENEO at Boston Lyric Opera

"Sandra Piques Eddy gave a beautiful performance as Idamante, the unintended victim of Idomeneo's bargain. 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
05 February 2012

"Sandra Piques Eddy combines a richly colored mezzo soprano and solid acting as the title king's vulnerable son. Eddy commands the Shubert Theater as the plucky Idamante and sings with exciting dynamics."

My South End. com
04 February 2012

"The exception is mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy as Idamante, the prince whose father, Idomeneo, has involuntarily vowed to sacrifice him to Neptune in order to survive a shipwreck on his way home from the Trojan War. Eddy now sings at the Met, but she was already wonderful a decade ago, when as a BU student she stole Mozart's other opera seria, La clemenza di Tito....She 's the one person on stage with true dignity and an inner life. She also has by far, the richest voice. The opening night audience loved her."

The Phoenix
04 February 2012

"Fortunately there's sterling work in the cast. As Idamante (A breeches role), the lovely Sandra Piques Eddy struck just the right heroic profile, and what's more, her pure-tone mezzo proved luminously flexible, thanks to her utterly secure technique."

The Hub Review
04 February 2012

"BLO had a superb Idamante in Sandra Piques Eddy, a Met Cherubino and Mercedes. She brought flowing, chocolaty tone, moral seriousness and princely ardour to her deceptively difficult role." The

Boston Music Intelligencer
04 February 2012

"All the principals (and chorus) were excellent Mozart interpreters, with mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy, singing the trouser role of Idamante, the greater among equals."

The Boston Herald
04 February 2012

"Last night, Sandra Piques Eddy as Idamante gave the clear standout performance, delivered with a warm tone, secure technique and well-grounded stage presence."

The Boston Globe
04 February 2012

"There were some large efforts among the smaller roles in this production. Sandra Piques Eddy and Elizabeth Caballero, as Carmen’s gypsy cohorts Mercédès and Frasquita, respectively, provided an impressive pair of vocal efforts (as well as a captivating visual presence) during their charming duet in the third act Card Scene, as they beseech the cards to reveal their future lovers and destinies. Eddy and Caballero also forged a powerful vocal presence in the stunning quintet (Nous avons en téte une affaire) during the second act tavern scene, which for me was the singularly most memorable number in this performance."

Musical Criticism
03 February 2012

"Carmen’s buddies Frasquita and Mercédès are delightfully sung by Elizabeth Caballero and Sandra Piques Eddy. I sat back and enjoyed their bright, clear voices in every ensemble."

Stamford Advocate
03 February 2012

"Vocally deluxe cameos by Sandra Piques-Eddy, Elizabeth Caballero, Keith Jameson and Earle Patriarco rounded out a strong cast."

Gay City News
03 February 2012

MERCÉDÈS in CARMEN at the Metropolitan Opera

"As Carmen’s friends Frasquita and Mercédès, Elizabeth Caballero and Sandra Piques Eddy make the most of their minor parts. Eddy with her good looks and firm mezzo, even seems to be ready to take on the role of Carmen herself."

03 February 2012

"Giving this massive wattage of star power a run for its money were the performers in three secondary roles: former fullback Keith Miller as Zuniga, Elizabeth Caballero as Frasquita and Sandra Piques-Eddy as Mercédès."

Time Out New York
02 February 2012