The Tuscon Citizen
“For an American soprano yet to make her name here, Candace Goetz’s appearance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra last night was tantalizing brief. She sang A Mind of Winter, George Benjamin’s short, evocative 1981 setting of a poem by the American, Wallace Stevens. of which Miss Goetz recently gave the first New York performance.
The soprano was musically alert to the wintry word-painting in a way that suggested her operatic reputation elsewhere would not be long in extending itself to our experience, too.”
The Times of London, (Noel Goodwin)
"In this most difficult of roles, Miss Goetz stole hearts. There was no problem from the brilliant “Sempre Libera” with its dazzling coloratura singing and a smashing high E flat to the unforgettable closing pages. This was a performance of real star quality”.
“Salgo managed to come up with a soprano, Candace Goetz, who actually sang the Queen of the Night arias with all the notes in place - F’s above high C’s and all, free of shrieks. Here is a Queen of the Night worthy of the role.”
San Francisco Chronicle
"Thursday's opening performance was completely overshadowed by the stellar accomplishment of Candace Goetz. The soprano's vocal exploits perfectly matched her dramatic ability. Her voice, crystalline in timbre and flawless in pitch, reflected Manon's character perfectly"
Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
With David Majoros