Reviews

 

"As the flirty Zerbinetta, Brooke deRosa was adorable, and the demanding role shows off the shimmering coloratura of her upper range..."

 

-Lauri Goldenhersh, Lauri's List

 

 

"The most ear-catching is “(In Came) Love, So Silent,” primarily for the addition of the full-throated wordless vocals of opera soprano 

Brooke deRosa."

 

-James Hale, Downbeat Magazine (Review of Mitch Haupers' album Invisible Cities)

 

 

"Yum-Yum, the object of many a man’s affections, is beautifully sung and winningly acted by Brooke deRosa."

 

-Rita Moran, Ventura County Star

 

 

"Brooke deRosa... adds a gorgeous soprano to her portrayal of the ingénue Yum-Yum.....A highlight of the show is the patter song 'Here’s a How-de-do,' in which Saxer, deRosa and Lawrence included two encore choruses..."

 

-Cary Ginell, Thousand Oaks Acorn

 

 

"Following the 'Olympic Fanfare,' deRosa came on stage to sing 'Memory' from Lloyd Webber’s 'Cats,' a lyrical contrast to the fanfare and a piece that showed off her low range.  She showed off her high range to spectacular effect with a solo sustained high note in the selections she and Sharpe sang from Lloyd Webber’s 'Phantom of the Opera'."

 

-Betty Tyler, Redlands Daily Facts

 

 

"The bright spot of The Merry Widow’s cast is the alluring and talented Brooke deRosa as Valencienne. She impressed this reviewer last summer in Center Stage Opera’s production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. In The Merry Widow, she fends off Camille’s advances and proves herself to be Baron Zeta’s faithful wife. DeRosa’s voice displays remarkable richness and maturity for her young age. "

 

-Barnarby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

 

 

"Olympia, was portrayed by Brooke deRosa, who was completely transformed by her costume and physical bearing into a mechanical doll. Her coloratura was spot-on with beautiful timbre and accurate pitches, especially in the famous Doll Song, Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille, accompanied by well-practiced mechanical gestures that made her come across as truly not-human. When ‘Olympia’ began dancing with Hoffman, her movements remained rigid and metronomical as she gradually spun out of control, finally throwing Hoffman to the ground. Great work, and a high point of the show. "

 

-Lauri Goldenhersh, Lauri's List

 

"Brooke deRosa brings a mesmerizing operatic touch to the denouement in the title track (and album closer)"

 

-Record-Racks Magazine (Review of the album Something About April)

 

 

"Joined by Killah Priest, Masta Killa, The Roots and Brooke deRosa with her amazing operatic voice, Ghostface and Younge (on the organ) blow through I Declare War with a performance that has us lining up to buy tickets for their upcoming tour.  Amazing."

 

-Flash, Groove on Fire Magazine (Review of performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)

 

 

" Brava to the exquisite Brooke deRosa, who in her portrayal of ‘Fortune,’ inThe Fisher & the Wishes, plays an illustrious heroine..."

 

-Bonnie Priever, The Tolucan Times

 

 

"Brooke deRosa portrayed Della, with glorious, thick auburn curls falling halfway down her back and a shimmering spin to her lyrical soprano. Her voice was easy to understand, light and clean with a lovely rapid vibrato and a compelling warmth and color."

 

-Lauri Goldenhersh, Lauri's List

 

 

"Brooke deRosa stole the show in "Poor wandering one!" during a selection of songs from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"

 

-Betty Tyler, Redlands Daily Facts

 

 

"Brooke deRosa as Giannetta has only a small role, but she fills it well and leaves the audience wanting more. "

 

-Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

 

 

"Brooke deRosa glittered indeed in "Glitter and be Gay" from "Candide," with vocal gymnastics, high notes and emotion to spare."

 

-Betty Tyler, Redlands Daily Facts

 

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