"Catarina Sereno was poised and elegant in the challenging role of Maria, charting the character's path through the sex and violence laden underworld (...). For the second half she played the shadow Maria, mysterious and exotic (...)"
UK THEATRE NETWORK
“Yo soy Maria”, (...) is one of the highlights of this production. (...) Ian Helm and Catarina Sereno sang the difficult arias flawlessly. (...) A production that becomes alive through its music and the beautiful singing voices"
PLAYS TO SEE
“An unaccompanied Catarina Sereno drops a triangle beater, presaging the impotence to follow, before proceeding to demonstrate an impressive and versatile range as she jumps from high to low and quiet to loud with perfect control as she sings an increasingly fraught lament whilst tapping violently on a tiny cymbal”
SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL
"Notable in the lesser parts were the warm tones of Catarina Sereno"
BERNARD LEE MUSIC
"The qualities of the voices (...) being exemplified by Catarina Sereno as Louise's work colleague Irma"
“The colourful score made an immediate impact in the prologue, where the soprano Catarina Sereno impressively tackled a vocal line in which Pierrot Lunaire meets Zerbinetta”
MUSIC AND VISION
“Add to her another soprano‚ Catarina Sereno‚ as the ’African’ (Libyan?) wounded soldier whom she nurses and falls for‚ and easily the most touching encounters of the opera ensued. Every time these two lovers were together‚ face to face‚ forehead to forehead‚ or circling round one another like Romeo and Juliet innocents‚ one sensed the shyness‚ and patent honesty‚ of young love. Their solos and periodic duets -- for Steffani advanced the cause of ensemble singing -- were enchantment itself. More‚ they were memorable"
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