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“Christina Carr was wonderful as always and portrayed Maddalena, Sparafucile’s sister, with aplomb. She carried off her scenes with Sparafucile convincingly and with great ease of movement while showcasing a magnificent contralto voice.
Clevelandclassical.com J.D. Goddard (Rigoletto/Maddalena)

“Mezzo-soprano Christina Carr was brilliant as the near-mad Gypsy Azucena. With her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, she successfully embodied the torn psyche of a loving mother who is visited by hallucinatory spells of vengeance and horror.”
--Il Trovatore Review, Feburary 20, 2012
By Mark Satola, The Plain Dealer

“...mezzo-soprano Christina Carr was a powerful and impassioned Ameneris.”
--Aida Review, February 21, 2011
By Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer

“Carr’s imposing dramatic presence and powerful voice dominated the entire cast. It’s easy to picture her in one of those Italian al fresco productions of “Aida,” complete with live camels in the procession march.”
--Aida Review, February 19, 2011
By Pam Hardy, Sun News

“Christina Carr’s portrayal of Amneris was the highlight of the evening. She possesses an extremely focused vocal range and her upper register had the Verdi sound I had been waiting to hear. She was not afraid to “rare back and let fly” with her vocal strength. At the end of the performance the audience more than amply rewarded her singing with a tumultuous round of applause.”
--Aida review, February 22, 2011
By J.D. Goddard, Clevelandclassical.com

“Mezzo-Soprano Christina Carr, comfortable with her imposing frame and astonishing vocal range, stole the show as Frugola. Married to the stevedore Talpa, it’s a happier glimpse of marriage as she embraces him, vamps and struts like a jolly imp, making eyes at the audience. Carr threw herself, voice and all, into a memorable minor role.”
-- Il Tabarro review, April 2009
By Kathy Grantham, North County News

“A newcomer stole the show ... Mezzo-soprano Christina Carr as Azucena, the avenging gypsy, was palpable and menacing. A tremendous vocal range complemented her role as a skulking, full-figured powerhouse.”
-- Il Trovatore Review, November 29, 2008
By Kathy Grantham, North County News

“One show-stealer in a character role was Christina Carr as [Little Bat’s] mother, an utterly convincing small-town gossip with a large metallic mezzo-soprano voice.”
--Susannah Review, November 27, 2001
By Anne Midgette, New York Times

“When [she] walked onstage, the transformation was total. Her figure, her every gesture became severe, timeworn and fearsome. Her full mezzo voice boasted chocolately low notes resonant enough to make any opera-lover swoon…
Saturday night may give you an opportunity to see a star in the making.”
--Suor Angelica Review, June 23, 2000
By Brad Carlton Sisk, The Herald-Journal

“…some of the singers were likely future stars: [mezzo]soprano Christina Carr artfully encompassed the range between a song Weill wrote for Broadway…and a more classical melody of Schubertian inspiration...”
--Lotte Lenya Competition Winner’s Recital Review, February 7, 2000
By Benjamin Ivry, CDnow Online