Houston Press

“Sung to perfection, top to bottom, Dvorák’s glorious work gives Martínez, the international soprano who’s an audience favorite at HGO, the role of a lifetime.”

“Martinez is as hauntingly radiant as is Dvorák’s music for her. A consummate actor, she beguiles in her mute second act scenes, trembling with fright and anticipation, slowly gaining her balance on shaky new legs. Ah, but she has a voice — what a voice! — and it caresses these Slavic melodies that can break one’s heart. Martinez is at the top of her game, and that’s the best in the world anywhere. “