The real surprise of the night was Samantha Britt’s Beatrice — in the title role. Petite and lovely, she had the goods in all departments. Her acting was compellingly poignant, yet direct, and her voice was simply marvelous. Miss Britt had total control of her flexible, silvery instrument, and hit the mark every time, with lovely floated tones and plangent high notes.
Almost like a Golden Age soprano from the 1930s, Samantha Britt presented a sweetly warbling, classically Romantic heroine, and she portrayed Beatrice’s innocence with real feeling.
Samantha Britt portrays Mag as a sparkling, playful young woman whose impish side regularly runs head-first into her deep and shattering anxieties...remarkable, fully capturing the audience’s love and empathy.
Her coloratura voice had a translucent quality that gave it an unusual expressiveness.
Samantha Britt, singing the role of Mabel, was a cut above the rest... she brought a subtle sauciness and flirtatiousness to her role, with a solid coloratura voice carrying well into the upper stratosphere of the music
The Susanna character, performed by soprano Samantha Britt, was wonderfully flighty.