Sondra Kelly – Reviews

“…And what a witch mezzo-soprano Sondra Kelly makes! Alternately cackling with glee at the thought of snacking on Hansel or casting a spell immobilizing Gretel, her performance is a perpetual whirling motion of activity.
Her voice ranges from deceitful seductiveness to menacing darkness at the plans to lure Gretel into the oven to bake her into gingerbread.”

- Florence Fisher, Sarasota Herald Tribune

“…For this observer, a characterization prize must go to Sondra Kelly in the role of the Witch. This is a fine comic role, and in this production it is very broadly played for laughs as a classic case of folklore slaughter made palatable through fantasy.”

- Donald Thompson, Sarasota, Musicologist