"...Amanda Forsythe owned the role of Poppea, exuding feistiness, style, and gleaming tone."

Jeremy Eichler/The Boston Globe

"...Forsythe's agile soprano, with crystalline staccati, was perfect for portraying Poppea's lighthearted and empty-headed gaiety. But as the opera progresses and Poppea experiences betrayal, she matures, and Forsythe's performance deepens."

Angelo Mao/Boston Classical Review

"...Poppea was Amanda Forsythe (another favorite guest artist of Boston Baroque), who was just delicious in a shocking-pink gown with a few too many necklaces. I had enjoyed Hansen and Forsythe two weeks ago at a program of Monteverdi (sponsored by Boston Early Music Festival); they have fabulous comic chemistry."

Susan Miron/The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"...As Poppea, the material girl in love with jewels and pearls, who sets the lust of half the male members of cast in overdrive, Amanda Forsythe played the role to comic perfection, shooting glances, taking poses, endlessly primping, all the while producing the sweet, seamless soprano she is known for."

David Bonetti/Berkshire Fine Arts