"spine-tingling vocal delight in soprano April Martin,... a seductress-in-training."
Nan Lincoln for the Mount Desert Islander; 7.30.2019
"April Martin used her ripe, large soprano to make the brief role of Giannetta stand out."
Tim Smith for Opera News; 5.19.2019
"The often overlooked gal-pal of Adina, Giannetta, is played with confidence, ability, and professional poise by April Martin. Whenever she is on stage she is, unlike other Giannettas,
a presence to be reckoned with, and her voice soars among the cast."
Paul Kuritz; 2.9.2019
"In the second act, April Martin, as Giannetta, ushers in one of the stand out moments of the production."
Andy Garrigue for The Richmond Times-Dispatch; 2.25.2019
"Standouts in the large ensemble included ... sweet-toned soprano April Martin as Mrs. Fiorentino."
Tim Smith for Opera News; 1.11.2019
“Most notable was our heroine, Norina, (an exquisite April Martin), looking for all the world like Esther Williams ready to take a plunge.”
“...precision of a ruby laser.”
Nan Lincoln for The Mount Desert Islander; 7.28.2017
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
"Martin sang Mabel with a full-throated winsomeness, a nice match for Frederic's sweet tenor."
Lynn Felder for The Winston-Salem Journal
DEAD MAN WALKING
“...vivid and spirited singing matched the intensity [Daniel] Belcher was exerting in his character.”
Jordan Buchholtz for kcmetropolis.org; 3.5.2017
“The victims’ parents were an intense, superb quartet, with their cringing, suffering, and anger.”
Libby Hanssen for The Kansas City Star; 3.5.2017
HANSEL UND GRETEL
“...a sparkling respite. April Martin’s compact role was built on a fun irreverence and palpable sarcasm”
Sarah Tyrrell for kcmetropolis.org; 9.18.2016
“Martin maximized a brief moment as a rather insouciant Dew Fairy to excellent effect.”
Libby Hanssen for The Kansas City Star; 9.18.2016
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
“infinitely pleasing soprano with tasteful vibrato able to deftly navigate Britten's lines with an exceptionally clear diction. In her solo moments, the supertitles were unnecessary.”
Lee Hartman for KCMetropolis.com; 3.24.2106
"Three Wood Sprites were sweetly voiced and pleasantly acted”
Libby Hanssen for The Kansas City Star; 11.8.2015
"rising star in April Martin,"
...a voice which "brings to mind the chime of very good crystal”
Nan Lincoln for The Mount Desert Islander; 7.16.2014
“a waft of unexpected warmth.”
Harvey Steiman for The Aspen Times; 7.28.2013
DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES
“As Blanche de la Force, April Martin brought a strong characterization of the fearful young nun, equal parts doubtful and self-righteous.”
Timothy Robson for clevelandclassical.com; 3.5.2013