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Mezzo Soprano

"Mezzo soprano Maria Zifchak as DeRocher's mother, moves the audience to open

weeping on several occasions." (Daily Camera) Dead Man Walking

"The fine mezzo soprano Maria Zifchak was an unusually impassioned Suzuki, Butterfly's devoted servant." (NY Times)

"Without a doubt, the show stopper is mezzo soprano Maria Zifchak as Mother Abbess belting out "Climb Every Mountain". Her strong, clear voice is like the voice of God."(Examiner) Sound of Music

"Maria Zifchak was a wonderful Mistress Quickly, with a wholly fresh take. Her poised, controlled, sinuous singing was in perfect service to a well-considered characterization that she served up with obvious relish." (Des Moines) Falstaff

"Maria Zifchak has polished the role of Suzuki to a gem of characterization." (New York Classical Review)

"Maria Zifchak, playing his mother with prosaically disbelieving bewilderment, tore the heart." (The Independent Daily) Dead Man Walking

"But the best moments Opera Theater of St Louis' production of Humperdink's classic (Hansel and Gretel) belong, without a doubt, to Maria Zifchak's Witch." (STLToday)

"The animated rubber faced Maria Zifchak nearly steals the show as the matronly Ruth." (Dallas Morning News) Pirates of Penzance

"There was one performance that stood out above all others. As the mother of Joe, Maria Zifchak bravely shed all the pretensions typical for a professional opera singer." (The Gazette) Dead Man Walking 

"Seasoned performer Maria Zifchak was luxury casting as the anything-but-matronly Ruth, her ripe mezzo enlivening and enriching the part beyond its usual interpretation." (Opera Today) Pirates of Penzance

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