Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Central City Opera

Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld at Central City Opera. Photo credit: Mark Kiryluk.

Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld at Central City Opera.
Photo credit: Mark Kiryluk.

"Highlighting the uniformly strong, ebullient cast, soprano Joanna Mongiardo handled the coloratura demands of Eurydice with polished ease. Mongiardo and baritone Matthew Worth made the Act II duo for Eurydice and Jupiter (disguised as a fly) every bit the comic and technical tour de force it should be."
Opera News


"Standouts include soprano Joanna Mongiardo, who nails the coloratura demands of Eurydice."
The Denver Post


"Mongiardo is a laugh a minute as the bright, coquettish Eurydice tries to escape her husband's music, which she hates, for her daily trysts with the shepard boy Aristeus (Ryan MacPherson), who turns out to be Pluto. Her vocal acrobatics thrill, one of many delectable confections that fill the evening."
ColoradoDrama.com


"Eurydice, portrayed by Joanna Mongiardo, is pretty and sexy, and a really good coloratura. She also does a great job of playing up to a series of lovers. Vocally she has a difficult role, and she pulls it off with pizzazz."
Weekly Register Central City