"The smoldering Carmen... (the smoky-toned mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie) won me over... Ms. Claverie finally sang the "Habanera". Now that was a riveting moment."
-The New York Times
"But the night belonged to mezzo Sishel Claverie, as Maria...
She's a force of nature, with a volcano-deep voice, a stage presence that bursts past the footlights, and silky seductive charm."
- Houston Press
"Mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie entertained the audience with acrobatics and other scene-stealing antics, and her rendition of "Il vecchiotto cerca moglie" displayed substantial vocal goods."
- Opera News