"Naomi Ruiz, as Butterfly, was the star here, with a rich soprano that held both stunning power and tender softness.
Every moment of the score is well-sung, even those long soaring passages that take such power and control."
- The News Tribune
"While Rodolfo and Mimi are the opera's core couple, there's an equally intriguing relationship between fellow artists Marcello and Musetta.
This pairing brings needed humor to the piece and is done great justice by performers Peter Barrett and Naomi Ruiz.
Ruiz's Musetta is a careful balance between flirt and caring confidante."
- Twin Cities Daily Planet