COLLEEN SKULL SINGS ARIADNE AUF NAXOS IN VICTORIA
Colleen made her debut with Pacific Opera Victoria, with Timothy Vernon conducting the Victoria Symphony, singing the role of Ariadne in the production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss, in February 2014.
Interview with CTV Vancouver Island
"In the daunting title role, former Canadian Opera Ensemble member Colleen Skull exhibited a large, creamy soprano… full of promise"
William Littler, Toronto Star | Feb 28, 2014
"Colleen Skull, as Ariadne, unfurled a soprano voice of ample power and flashing beauty"
Bernard Jacobson, Seen and Heard | Feb 28, 2014
"Skull plays the diva opera star in the prologue and the forlorn Ariadne equally well, and brings whispers of her prima donna character into her performance in the opera within the opera. Overwhelming rich, her singing is very evocative and captures the pain of her abandoned heroine."
Erin Anderson, CVV Magazine | Feb 18, 2014
"Colleen Skull has the plush, robust tone and commanding presence befitting both incarnations of her character — 'Primadonna' (as Strauss calls her) in the Prologue, Ariadne in the Opera."
Kevin Bazzana, Victoria Times Colonist | Feb 14, 2014
"Colleen Skull knocked the ceiling off the Royal Saturday evening"
Monica Prendergast, CBC Radio One | Feb 2014