a musical and theatrical tour de force

San Francisco Chronicle

Runnicles’s Ring was electric

The Washington Post

Zambello is undeniably effective in conveying the opera’s deep humanity.

The Classical Review

even the critics lingered to cheer at opera’s end

San Francisco Classical Voice

In the pit, the Opera Orchestra has undertaken feats of musical heroism night after night, and Runnicles has shaped the cycle's rhythmic flow with uncanny dexterity.

San Francisco Chronicle

Experience spine-chilling moments that transcend a superbly executed performance and thrust the spectator into that elusive realm of sublime emotion and passionate ecstasy.

Opera Now

Zambello is a brilliant story-teller....She is adept at finding the dramatic kernel of a scene, translating words and sung phrases into something that is compelling on stage.

The Classical Beat