"...The soprano Amanda Forsythe, a festival favorite, only enhances that status with a seductive portrayal of Poppea."

James R. Oestreich/The New York Times

"...On Tuesday, Amanda Forsythe sang a meltingly supple Poppea, pivoting between the fire and ice the role demands with remarkable smoothness."

Jeremy Eichler/The Boston Globe

"...Poppea was phenomenally well sung, especially by the astounding Australian countertenor David Hansen, Nerone (Nero), whose voice has breathtaking power and thrust (and he can act!—what a petulant future monster he conveyed), and Boston early-music favorite Amanda Forsythe, as Poppea (they were recently superb playing the same roles in Handel's Agrippina with Boston Baroque). "

Lloyd Schwartz/New York Arts

"...The sexually manipulative Poppea is played to perfection by Boston favorite soprano Amanda Forsythe, whose costume, posture, makeup, and singing send shivers through one's spine."

Susan Miron/Arts Fuse