Sandy Eddy sings Isabella in The Italian in Algiers for Vancouver Opera.

Sandra Piques Eddy and Kelly Kaduce profiled in the The Boston Globe

Sandra Piques Eddy made her debut in Le Nozze di Figaro in Los Angeles in May, 2004:

"A lithe mezzo named Sandra Piques Eddy, also new to the
company, created a scene-stealing Cherubino of pure
adolescent testosterone."                  Alan Rich, LA Weekly

 


"No Cherubino has ever looked so very much like a real
boy than mezzo soprano Sandra Piques Eddy, and few
have played the part so convincingly and with greater charm..."                                
                                                      David Gregon, San Diego Magazine

 

"Sandra Piques Eddy produced a radiant and randy
Cherubino, breathlessly in love with anything in skirts"
                                                      Timothy Mangan, The Orange County Register

 

"With two beloved arias, the trouser role of Cherubino
has always been a plum for mezzo-sopranos, and Boston
native Sandra Piques Eddy assumes it enthusiastically, singing
well and offering a particularly convincing portrait of a young
man on hormonal red alert."
                                                      Rob Lowman, Daily News

 

"Sandra Piques Eddy made her company debut
Saturday in the trousers role of Cherubino. She sang
with a clarity that was delicate and affecting and she
knows how to play a teenage boy to perfection,
capturing the physical awkwardness of a 17-year-old, looking
at home in boys' clothes and out-of-sorts in a dress.
It was a definitive performance."
                                                     John Farrell, Whittier Daily News


"Another find is Sandra Piques Eddy, a mezzo soprano with few starring roles to her credit. She proved an extraordinarily boyish Cherubino, fine with high jinks and then able to stop a listener cold with her coffee-with-cream voice."
                                                     Mark Swed, LA Times

 

"Mezzo soprano Sandra Piques Eddy delighted
as the perpetually amorous Cherubino."
                                                    Truman E. Wang, Classical Voice

 

".. the lithe, immensely appealing Cherubino,
a paradigm of adolescent testosterone
created by Boston born Sandra Piques Eddy"
                                                    Alan Rich, Variety

 

from Spoleto:

"As Lakme's servant Mallika, mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy stood out as a wonderful vocal compliment, particularly when her voice intertwined with Petrova's in the famous Act 1 'Flower duet'"
                                                   William Furtwangler, Charleston Post and Courier

 

as Don Ramiro in La finta giardiniera at Florida Grand Opera:

"As the cavalier Ramiro, Eddy was a fiery, richly sung presence, delivering a clarion "Se l'augellin sen fugge."            
                                                  Lawrence A. Johnson, Sun-Sentinel

 

"Eddy was a brilliant cavalier, with dashing stage presence and bright expressive singing, as in Ramiro's ACT II aria 'Dolce d'amor compagna'"
                                                 John Fleming, Opera News

 

as the Page of Herodias in Salome:

"Sandra Piques Eddy, who was striking as the Page of Herodias in the recent Salome, is an even more arresting presence in the much more expansive role of Ramiro. Her full-bodied penentrating mezzo-soprano voice and gutsy acting makes this pants-part her own."                              
                                                 Tony Guzman, Sun Post

 

as Flora in La Traviata at New York City Opera:

"Sandra Piques Eddy also made an excellent impression as Flora: luscious of voice, looking good and moving well."    
                                                  Paul Griffiths, The New York Times

 

Sandra Piques Eddy sang in Little Women at Glimmerglass Opera

"Sandra Piques Eddy, as Meg showed a richly colored, flowingly expressive mezzo- she sounds like an important voice in the making."    The New Yorker

 


"I was glad to have seen Little Women, for these excellent singer-actors and for Sandra Piques Eddy, as Meg, the loveliest new voice I heard at Glimmerglass this summer"   
                                                  The Sunday Times, London

 


"Sandra Piques Eddy, a radiant Meg"        The Wall Street Journal


"The beautiful, soaring voice of Sandra Piques Eddy made her Meg a standout..."                                                  The Globe and Mail


in L'Orfeo by Monteverdi for Boston Baroque, October, 2001.

"But it was mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy who, as in last year's "Poppea," nearly stole the show as the despairing Messenger who tells Orpheus of his wife's death and as Hope, who leads him to the edge of the underworld to retrieve Eurydice. 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."

                                                                T.J. Medrek, The Boston Herald, October, 2001


"Mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy, who stole the show last year at Boston Baroque's 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea,' was equally impressive in this production as the Messenger, who tells Orfeo of his beloved's death. Her voice is supple; she sings with beautiful control and richly modulated feeling."
                                                                 Deborah Weisgall, Opera News, October, 2001


and in L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi for Boston Baroque

"Charismatic mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy (Cupid) has 'future star' written all over her"
                                                                 Richard Dyer, Boston Globe, October, 2000

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