"...As Edilia, crossed in love and not shy about expressing her feelings, Amanda Forsythe was the star of the show. Her soprano has just the right amount of weight and vibrato; it soars, spins and sparkles with high dudgeon. She is also a total actress. Rage arias steadily gathered steam and exploded: In "Proverai," she unleashed her fury at the fickle Osman in a torrent of roulades; she reeled him in with her voice and her body, pretending to kiss him, then commandeered his sword and threatened him with it and an even higher and wilder cascade of ornaments."

The Wall Street Journal

"...Amanda Forsythe sang with pointed energy, lithe technique, and superb intensity in the role of Edilia, earning the biggest cheers of the night for her explosive delivery of the aria “Proverai” at the end of Act 2."

The Boston Globe

"...The sopranos Ulrike Hofbauer (Almira) and Amanda Forsythe (Edilia), especially, were standouts, Ms. Hofbauer bringing a sweetness and vulnerability to her regal bearing and Ms. Forsythe simply dazzling in her fioritura and her altitudinous rages."

The New York Times

"...The real star of the evening was, no surprise, soprano Amanda Forsythe as the Princess Edilia. A beloved Boston figure, she’s got magic in her sparkling voice, and she seems incapable of singing a note that isn’t completely in character. She excels in parts that show wit and gumption (as did Steffani’s Niobe, who was almost a villainess). Edilia is probably the most complex character in Almira, the princess who finally abandons her obsession for the faithless Osman for a truer lover, who actually prefers her to the queen. Her rage aria, which closes the second act with an explosion of passionate coloratura, deserved the cheers it received."

New York Arts

"...[she] was outshone dramatically, however, by local favorite Amanda Forsythe, who as always proved virtuosic vocally, and also happens to be one of the best actresses on the operatic stage; Forsythe tore through the furious “Der Himmel wird straffen" with such force, in fact, that she all but brought down the house."

Hub Review

"...The audience favorite was Amanda Forsythe as Edilia. The rage aria, “Der Himmel wird straffen,” showcased her Queen-of-the-Night coloratura technique, and richly powerful vocal and dynamic range."

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"...As Princess Edilia, soprano Amanda Forsythe was comely, self-assured, brilliant and characterful. Handel offers Edilia the brightest of coloratura escapades, and Ms. Forsythe nailed every offered opportunity with panache and gleaming tone."

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"...As Edilia, who is ultimately paired with the disguised King of Mauretania, Raymondo (Tyler Duncan), Amanda Forsythe—a Boston favorite—nearly stole the show every time she sang her sparkling coloratura arias. She dazzles."

The Arts Fuse