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OPERA NEWS|JUNE 2020
Anne Marie Stanley, a moving actress with a wide-ranging, mettlesome voice well suited to nineteenth-century French rep, gave a fine, nuanced reading of the titular Léonor.
"Her warm mezzo already has bloom and exceptional evenness across a big range, as well as a good command of dynamics. She’s a striking presence, too — here, in a form-hugging gown, she was truly statuesque."
"Because of the thickness of the orchestral texture in this movement, it is often difficult to hear the mezzo-soprano, but Anne Marie Stanley was able to hold her own."