R e v i e w s
"Anna Schubert, as Bibi... conveyed both the radiance and the instability of these projected selves."
"Bibi, sung tumultuously and tenaciously by Anna Schubert..."
"...challenging roles perfectly carried off by Rebecca Jo Loeb and Anna Schubert..."
"Anna Schubert... and Rebecca Jo Loeb... were astonishing, singing their demanding music with lustrous freedom while enacting their rigorously punishing roles with compelling intensity."
"Schubert's soprano is softly lyric and moves from innocence to devastation with an actor's ease."
"Her face is expressive. Her voice is powerful, precise, with round, elegant edges. Soprano Anna Schubert is revelatory in this role."
"In a dazzling performance... soprano Anna Schubert disrupted opera’s canonical narrative of women’s undoing..."
"...Reid’s music generated tremendous tension wherever needed, inspiring Anna Schubert to respond with a passionate performance in the role of Bibi."
"...the dramatic power of Loeb and Schubert’s performances that give prism its overwhelming power."
"Schubert’s acting is first-rate. Opera characters run the risk of being nothing more than caricatures if executed poorly, held together by scenery and costume. Not so with Schubert, whose role demands physical strength coupled with fragility. Whether crawling from bed to chair on her damaged legs or hurtling her weight against dancers holding her aloft, Schubert held nothing back in her emodiment of the protagonist."
"Anna Schubert as Bibi sang and acted most effectively with her silvery lyric soprano voice."
"Soprano Anna Schubert (Bibi) and mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb (Lumee) are both strong singers and theatrically forces with which to be contended."
"Standouts among the street-chorus soloists included soprano Anna Schubert ("Thank You")..."
"Anna Schubert was the other clear standout in this program. Straightforward and nearly flawless, she is a wonder."
"Notable performances came from Anna Schubert and Luc Kleiner.... they stunned audiences with their control and vocal athleticism."
"Anna Schubert as the controller... hit the highest possible notes with clarity and ease..."
"Soprano Anna Schubert stole the show, with one of the finest performances of “Rejoice greatly” I’ve ever heard."