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Chunky in CHUNKY IN HEAT (Cady, Mathhusen, Rogers, Siegel, Washington, Welch) — Experiments in Opera (June, 2019)

Sarah Daniels is captivating as Cheryl (Chunky), using her pliant soprano to excellent effect as she ranges from shy to triumphant to distraught to afraid.” -San Francisco Classical Voice

“In the title role, soprano Sarah Daniels was extraordinary, capturing Chunky’s awkwardness and practicality with pinpoint musicianship and an easy, youthful soprano.” -Opera News

“Soprano Sarah Daniels was fearless in bringing to life this brave, wonderful girl, who came of age sitting by the edge of a pool…Hope was written all over Daniels’ face as she dreamed of Minneapolis - from where she is summoned home to find both her parents on life support - with her compassion intact.” -Seen and Heard International

“Everything about this production is so uniformly superb it’s hard to single out an individual for praise. But Sarah Daniels was so suited to Chunky it’s almost impossible to imagine her in any other role. Her crisp musical theatre soprano and spot-on body language (fleet, yet gawky) were so convincing that at times the piece felt more like reality television than an opera.” -Observer

Sarah Daniels is superb as Chunky…” -ConcertoNet.com

“The entire cast was totally up to speed, with Sarah Daniels (in the title role) in particular ably coping with whatever the different composers handed her.” -ArtsJournal.com


Rooster in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN (Janáček) — dell’Arte Opera Ensemble (August, 2017)

“Soprano Sarah Daniels brought beaming tone and enviable swagger as the Rooster…” -New York Classical Review