"Mezzo-soprano Kellie Van Horn...turned in some fine singing in the central role of Carmen. Van Horn wielded a classic Carmen voice, dark and sinuous, capable of impressive upper-level bloom, sharpened by an edge of danger and harboring a sense of contained fury."

Clifton J. Noble, Jr., The Republican (Springfield, MA)

"The Commonwealth Opera built a mostly successful performance this weekend at the University of Massachusetts on mezzo-soprano Kellie Van Horn's ability to smolder." ... Van Horn combined strong singing with a bewitching stage presence to keep 'Carmen' rising surely"

Larry Parnass, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Kellie Van Horn recently covering Charlotte in Werther for Sarasota Opera, not only went on for the final orchestra dress rehearsal, but also jumped in mid-performance on opening night to sing Acts 3 and 4.

"She did a superb job of saving what could have been a disaster, singing with accuracy and poise." and she was "alertly responsive to the emotional arc of the text."

John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times

Three of our singers had leading roles in Loss of Eden which had its world premiere at Opera Theatre St. Louis, a moving lyrical account of Charles Lindbergh's heartbreaking story.

"The production received fine performances from its four principals –Keith Phares, mezzo-soprano Kellie J. Van Horn as Anne, tenor Mark Duffin as Hauptmann and soprano Ann Panagulias as Anna. Phares sang exquisitely; Van Horn made the mother's pain real. Duffin's Hauptmann was a bully with smarts, while Panagulias' performance was dramatically riveting."

Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 10, 2002

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