- Selected Reviews


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As Cio-cio San in “Madama Butterfly”

In Granite State Opera’s production: “And what a cast! In the title role, Theresa Cincione worked a canny form of magic by singing with assurance and warmth but somehow projecting a quality of vulnerability and innocence at the same time. Cincione’s performance interwove the musical and dramatic demands of the role with such seamless grace; the performance proved absorbing from her first entrance in Act I and provided a strong central focus throughout.”

“The performance was completely natural; I barely realized when she began the classic Act II aria “Un Bel Di.” Cincione didn’t shift, change emphasis or start singing ‘in quotes’ just because it was time for THE aria- it seemed to arise naturally out of the situation, and was all the more powerful and refreshing for it.” - Jeff Rapsis, Hippo Press

In Granite State Opera’s production: “Theresa Cincione as Cio-cio San, the young bride, was a large part of this memorable production’s success. The emotional intent is unmistakable. Her fear, happiness and pain were deeply touching. The vocals, simply spectacular, and soaring. Her acting performance followed suit.” - Jeanne McCartin, Seacoast online


As Fiordiligi in “Cosi fan tutte”

He (John Bowen, Director) gave Cincione solo to stage to sing the beautiful Per pietà as she begged forgiveness from her distant lover. Cincione's singing was very good and as such garnered heavy applause. - Lew Schneider, Seen and heard Intntl.


As Soprano Soloist in Handel’s “Messiah”

In St. Joseph Cathedral’s performance: “Soprano Theresa Cincione displayed a true flair for drama in her many stunning improvisations.” - Barbara Zuck, The Columbus Dispatch


As Countess Almaviva in “Le Nozze di Figaro”

In Granite State Opera’s production: “On the female side there is a wealth of talent to commend here…. Theresa Cincione as the Countess gave an equally compelling and consistently strong performance, displaying nice control and acting throughout the full three hours.” - Joseph Walkowski, OperaOnline.us


As Mimi in "La Boheme"

In Anchorage Opera's production: "...the unassuming heroine in this enduring collection of true-to-life characters -- Cincione's sweetly demure Mimi. All came off as vocally secure and compelling and, as actors, convincing and appealing. This "Boheme" enjoys an appropriately young and talented cast of principals." - Katie Stine, Daily News music reviewer

In Vlaamse Oper’s production: "Theresa Cincione sings the role of Mimi very convincingly." - Telegraph (Belgium)

"The Mimi of the young Theresa Cincione is sung with a beautiful voice from the bottom to the top of her range." - Het Volke

"Theresa Cincione sings the role clearly and cleanly and doesn't fall into an exaggeration of the sentimentality." - Pallieterke

"Theresa Cincione makes an intense impression in her death scene, which touched and moved us. She sang Mimi simply, never over-interpreted and she did not indulge in over-fussiness with her 'Mi chiamano Mimi." - Trouw

In Opera Grand Rapids’ production: “Soprano Theresa Cincione had the gentle, lyrical soprano for the fragile Mimi. Her third act aria with Marcello was tenderly and touchingly delivered.” - Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, The Grand Rapids Press

“Theresa Cincione’s Mimi is a crystal-clear lyric soprano with intelligent phrasing who catches one’s heart. Exceptional, both as a singer and actress, her death scene embraces a pin-drop pathos as effectively portrayed as any I have seen.” - Marney MacAdam, WFGR- Classical 98.7

In New York City Opera’s production: “She is a musicianly singer with a sure sense of phrasing and nuance.” - Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times


As Marguerite in “Faust”

In Seattle Opera’s production: “Theresa Cincione made an appealing Marguerite, with a technically impressive ‘Jewel Song’ and believable acting skills.” - Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times

In Indianapolis Opera’s production: “As Marguerite, soprano Theresa Cincione had a nice voice – light, with a bright, open tone. Her French diction was so clear. It could be heard all the way to the back of the house.” - Whitney Smith, The Indianapolis Star

In Opera Columbus’ production: “Theresa Cincione, the Columbus native making her first appearance here in a major role. Cincione possesses an absolutely beautiful voice, lovely in every tessitura, accurate as to pitch and most pleasing to the ear.” - Barbara Zuck, The Columbus Dispatch


As Micaela in "Carmen"

In New York City Opera’s production: "Ms Cincione's soprano was also very fine, clear and coolly expressive." - The New York Times

"Theresa Cincione's Micaela presented a strongly centered heroine with a lyric soprano's sense of line and expression. Her early third-act aria was gorgeously done." - Albany Times-Union

In Opera Columbus’ production: "Theresa Cincione makes a highly favorable impression as Micaela, Jose's first girlfriend. In her Opera/Columbus debut, Cincione demonstrates a magnificent soprano, one that is not only glorious in quality but powerful.” - Columbus Dispatch

In Houston Grand Opera’s production: “Theresa Cincione as a sweet-voiced Micaela” - Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal


As Liu in "Turandot"

In New York City Opera’s production: "Singing her first Liu here, Theresa Cincione disclosed a soprano that was bright and forthright from the start. Quiet high notes in her first and third act solos shimmered, and her delivery throughout was affecting." - New York Native

"The Liu of Theresa Cincione (young American soprano) is more poetic, romantic and touching than you can imagine." - Oggi Magazine

In Opera Festival of New Jersey’s production: “As the slave girl who sacrifices her life for Calaf, Theresa Cincione sings poignantly and sincerely. Her keen-edged voice refines itself into shimmering delicacy in the high-lying phrases of Liu’s arias.” - Robert Baxter, Courier Post

In the title role of “Giovanna d’Arco” In Opera Orchestra of New York’s performance: “Soprano Theresa Cincione was a splendid Joan of Arc. Her coloratura soared appealingly and effortlessly conveying the turmoil surrounding the simple country girl caught up in the struggle for her country and with the forces of evil.” - The Princeton Times

“One particular advantage with Giovanna d’Arco was Theresa Cincione in the title role…Cincione’s voice is remarkably beautiful, with a warmth and glow just right for much of Verdi, and her progress should be something to watch.” - The Village Voice


As Lucy in “The Telephone”

In New York Chamber Ensemble’s production: “Soprano Theresa Cincione, as Lucy, was the opera’s central figure. On stage for the entirety of this 30 minute work, she was the one who was called upon to control the mood and pacing of the story. She sang her way marvelously through a series of one-way phone conversations. Her rock-solid articulation, strong voice and dramatic flair brought this deceptively difficult part off with a seeming effortlessness.” - Kevin Gabriel, Sunday Telegram


As the Cretan Woman in “Idomeneo”

In the Metropolitan Opera’s production, her debut, of Idomeneo: “One of the best features of the performance was the quality with which the small parts were performed: Theresa Cincione, a debutante, was a fresh-voiced Cretan Woman.” - New York Post

Soprano Soloist in Dvorak Te Deum and Vaughn Williams’ Sea Symphony Berkshire Choral Festival
“Soprano Theresa Cincione in contrast seemed to soar effortlessly and most beautifully above chorus and orchestra in both works, with perfect diction in both “Te deum” and the stirring magical English of Walt Whitman in the Sea Symphony. “ - Bravo

“Soprano Theresa Cincione is a very gifted singer. Her voice projected extremely well. “Sotto voce” or when called upon to soar high above the massed chorus and orchestra. Her Latin diction was impeccable.” - Taconic Week


Soprano Soloist in Barber’s Knoxville:
Summer of 1915, Newport Music Festival

“And the best offering of the lot was…..or was it soprano Theresa Cincione’s soaring rendition of Barber’s poignant and evocative Knoxville: Summer of 1915?” - Channing Gray, Journal Bulletin Soprano


Soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C and Ah! Perfido with the Rhode Island Civic Society

“Theresa Cincione’s soaring account (Ah! Perfido) is what lingered in the mind. Cincione has done a fair number of lyric roles, like Liu in Turandot and Micaela in Carmen. But hers is a voice that can light up a hall and unleash some glorious tones.” - Channing Gray, Journal Bulletin


Soprano Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop conducting

“The other soloists were excellent, led by Theresa Cincione’s brilliant soprano.” - Jeff Bradley, Denver Post


Soprano Soloist in Schumann’s Minnespiel at the Newport Music Festival

“Met soprano Theresa Cincione, provided the fireworks in the quartets with her glorious top.” - Channing Gray, Journal Bulletin