PRESS

For Manon

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, August, 2016

 

"...loaded with sensual and eerie resonances that Crutchfield both metaphorically and explicitly deconstructed. [...] She arranged her singing actors with precision, and she used the small space of the Rose Nagelberg Theater at Baruch College wisely."—Patrick Clement James, Parterre Box, 8/22/16

For DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

Caramoor International Music Festival, July, 2015

 

"Ms. Crutchfield choreographed the final scene exquisitely." — James Jorden, Observer, 7/30/15

"The director Victoria Crutchfield...drew nuanced performances from the cast and used the limited staging space of the open-air theater inventively."Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, 7/27/15

"Victoria's production proved itself deserving, allowing the opera's many, many nuns to stand out as individuals." — Henry Stewart, Opera News, 7/25/15

FOR Song Cycle

The Peabody Essex Museum, June, 2015

 

"[A] gallery of Asian curios became a Parisian salon for Maurice Ravel's 'Histoires naturelles'...Crutchfield gave baritone Matthew Worth a young foil (Annabelle Howard) and a direct concept—dress up and child's play—resulting in fluent entertainment."Matthew Guerrieri, The Boston Globe, 6/29/15

FOR L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, August, 2013

 

"Ms. Crutchfield was able to limn a character at a single stroke." — James Oestreich, The New York Times, 8/19/13

"Spare but inventive staging...vividly delineated the roiling world." — DeCaffarrelli, Parterre Box, 8/17/13

FOR LA BOHÈME

The Bronx Opera Company, May, 2013

 

"There was a great chemistry among them all, and this reporter cried in all the right places and even some unexpected places." — David Browning, Taminophile, 5/12/13

FOR DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, August, 2012

 

"...directed with eloquent simplicity..." — Zachary Woolf, The New York Times, 8/26/12

"A taut production...elegantly evoked the humility of the Carmelite order." — James Jorden, New York Post, 8/20/12

FOR HANSEL AND GRETEL

Chesapeake Chamber Opera, October, 2010

 

"The unforced charm of the production—directed with a natural touch... allowed the opera's internal beauty to shine through nicely." — Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun (blog), 11/1/10