Press for PRINCE OF PLAYERS
"Well made, simple, and stylish...Prince of Players tells its story vividly and compactly, while fleshing out characters who win your sympathy...I will not soon forget the audience's ovation."
-- Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
"Lovely, sophisticated, and fun...Carlisle Floyd deploys his expansive talents with wicked surety and infectious joy...an accomplished, committed cast and crew led by Philip Shneidman present his latest creation with colorful vision and glowing talent."
-- Jon Sobel, Blog Critics
"Shows off singers at their best...Delightful, impressive, affecting."
-- Bruce Hodges, New York Classical Review
Press for FLOYDIANA
"It would have taken a hurricane to keep us from hearing some of our favorite young singers make musical sense out of Carlisle Floyd's work. We had enjoyed a double feature of his operas last season and had loved the way they were staged and performed by LOTNY."
Press for L'Amant Anonyme
“We feel grateful to LOTNY for bringing this previously unheard composer to our attention.”
“The grace of [Saint-Georges'] work (this is his only surviving opera!) and the passion with with The Little Opera Theatre of NY brings it to the stage, should send audiences home floating on a blissful cloud.”
-- Jose Solis, StageBuddy
"More complex than your usual opera comique."
-- John Rockwell, Opera UK
Press for Carlisle Floyd’s Slow Dusk & Markheim
“a lovely evening of American opera and a celebration of Carlisle Floyd’s music — a rewarding and ambitious offering from The Little Opera Theatre of New York.”
-- Arlo McKinnon, OPERA NEWS
“Little Opera Theater presents an ambitious and rewarding Carlisle Floyd double-bill…sublime and extraordinary”
-- George Grella, The New York Classical Review
“What a wonderful evening of theater. Two short American operas, narratives set to dramatic music, superbly performed. One leaves thrilled and elated.”
-- Yvonne Korshak, Let’s Talk Off-Broadway
“The Little Opera double-bill is given in a small theater by young and able singers, the type whose voices flower in the space.”
-- John Yohalem, Parterre Box
“Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets”
-- David Finkle, Huffington Post
Press for Opportunity Makes the Thief
“Opportunity Makes the Thief proved a nice example of the kind of lively and enlightening contribution an “off-off-Broadway” company can make to New York's operatic life”
-- David Shengold, Opera News
“Compact in size but by no means slight”
-- George Loomis, Opera UK
“The show sparkles”
-- David Brown, Taminophile
Press for The Reformed Drunkard
“Kudos to the little OPERA theatre of ny”
-- Steve Smith, The NY Times
-- John Rockwell, Opera UK
FEATURES & Earlier Reviews
"The aptly named Little Opera Theater has won attention for inventive productions of small-scaled works."
-- Anthony Tommasini, The NY Times
"A delicate balance of grandeur and intimacy"
-- The New York Times
"the perfectly named little OPERA Theater of NY"
-- WQXR - Operavore