Reviews for Champion Opéra de Montréal 2019

Mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel was a force of nature as Griffith’s mother, right down to her sing-song West Indian chiding. Her long, wrenching Act II solo—superbly accompanied by jazz bassist Eric Lagacé–was the opera’s musical highlight, soaring, textural, guttural.
— Natasha Gautier – Opera Canada
…celle, excellente, de la mezzo-soprano canadienne Catherine Daniel qui incarne cette mère qui ne reconnaît pas son fils, que ce dernier accuse d’abandon, et qui, dans une aria superbe, raconte les épreuves l’ayant menée à laisser ses enfants derrière elle.

…This one, excellent, from the Canadian mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel who interpreted this mother who did not recognize her son, who is accused of abandonment et who, in a superb aria, tells of her struggles which led to her leaving her children. (translated)
— Natalia Wysocka – La Presse
Perhaps the most traditionally operatic role as Griffith’s mother Emelda, given an appropriately larger than life dramatic and sometimes heart-wrenching performance by mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel.
— Jim Lowe- The Barre Montpelier Times Argus Online
Mike Lundy