"Joanie Brittingham was the standout...her acting was what really set her apart...
SHE HAS A CAPTIVATING STAGE PRESENCE
possessed of the sort of innocent kindness that makes her instantly sympathetic and familiar, so that the audience feels completely comfortable with her from the moment she walks on.”
- Eric C. Simpson, NEW YORK CLASSICAL REVIEW
“In Joanie Brittingham, the company had a Laurie
ideal in looks, manner and sound
for this classic lyric soprano role…Brittingham wisely made it clear that for Laurie it’s leaving that is most important—not her relationship with the intinerant Martin.”
- David Shengold, OPERA NEWS