Critical Acclaim

Giver of Light (May 2013)

GLORIOUSLY WEIRD AND SONICALLY RICH… opera at its most TRANSPORTING… a lot to like: Roberts’s busy, burbling music, his clarity with vocal writing, his flexibility in changing his text setting to match the drama… Tláloc López-Watermann’s lighting was both SPLASHY AND EVOCATIVE… The quartet of singers was EXCELLENT…New Music Box

ATTRACTIVELY KINETIC score… VIBRANT… Guerilla Opera as a company (Rudolf Rojahn and Mike Williams, artistic directors) seemed to be exactly where it should be: bringing a FRESHLY AMBITIOUS new chamber opera into the world with PLUCK AND STYLE.The Boston Globe

a POWERFUL success… amazingly LUSH score… the production is FIRST-RATE… rates high in Guerilla Opera’s growing list of IMPORTANT PRODUCTIONS.The Boston Musical Intelligencer

an attractive mix of the familiar and EXOTIC… OTHERWORLDLY… INVENTIVE staging…Boston Classical Review

One need not be an opera aficionado or Rumi scholar to appreciate what they’re doing here. It’s CREATIVE, PASSIONATE, SKILLED, and TRANSFORMING, which is all opera ever has or should be.North Shore Art Throb

Heart of a Dog (September 2010)

ENTERPRISING and unmistakably alternative…The Boston Globe

A prime and rare example of OPERA PROPERLY COMPOUNDED WITH THEATER.Boston Lowbrow

Heart of a Dog is SMART, QUIRKY contemporary opera with a lot of talent, creativity, and professionalism behind it”Boston Lowbrow

Visually, the opera is STUNNING… creative use of costuming… SUPERB puppetry!Boston Musical Intelligencer

Say It Ain’t So, Joe (September 2009)

The instrumental work showed MAJOR CHOPS AND ENERGY…The Boston Herald

the instruments are indeed THE CENTERPIECES OF THE OPERA. Seated boldly onstage instead of in a pit, the orchestra is given MUSIC THAT IS ALL ITS OWN…Tufts Daily

The audience response was RAPTUROUS… they occupy a unique niche in Boston’s cultural scene.The Boston Musical Intelligencer

No Exit (May 2008)

Rocked the local opera scene…The Boston Phoenix

HAIR-RAISING… I can’t imagine anyone left the theater unshaken… The BEST NEW OPERA OF 2008…”\The Boston Phoenix

“A signature event of the city’s 2007-2008 season” — Richard Dyer in The Boston Conservatory’s STAGES

General Reviews

“Sometimes, it takes a punk-rock mentality to breathe new life into a 350-year-old art form”The Boston Phoenix

“The Guerilla Opera company is proving that small companies can make it these days, and are doing it by performing new works and American composers of all opera genres.”Rosebrook Classical Blog

“Riotously intense and wonderfully intimate”FM Magazine