REVIEWS

-“Heather Youngquist leads the cast as Julia…together with comic and musical treasure Genevieve Theirs, as Julia’s maid and best friend Hannah, they blend in some of the show’s funniest and finest choral moments.”–Windy City Times News

“Their (Chicago Folks Operetta’s) use of a full orchestra (here with 22 members), terrific sets, and a terrific cast of singer/actors makes this production first class. Their 2016 production is one of the best shows of 2016!  The cast of classically trained singers projected and enunciated expertly despite no amplification. The cast has professional singers from both the Lyric Opera of Chicago (soprano Genevieve Thiers) and the Chicago Symphony Choruses.”–Chicago Critic

“Chicago actor Jeff Dumas…headed a sturdy contingent of supporting performers, including Paul La Rosa and Jonathan Johnson as two of Hanna’s suitors, Cascada and St. Brioche; Michael Weber as Bogdanovich; Jennie Sophia as Olga; Jonathan Weir as Kromov; Fred Zimmerman as Pritschitsch; and Genevieve Thiers as Praskovia.”  –Chicago Tribune

“Ms. Thiers comic timing and subtle gestures make her a marvelous foil to the other characters (in The Merry Widow at Chicago Lyric Opera.)” –Opera Today

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“Entrepreneur Genevieve Thiers broke stereotypes as a founder and CEO in Chicago’s male-dominated tech scene, but in her latest endeavor–Lyric’s The Merry Widow–she gets manhandled by a lecher—and she likes it.”  –Crain’s Chicago Business

“The cinnamon and vanilla tones of soprano Genevieve Thiers were the coffee of a Viennese dessert: simultaneously light and dark; part vision, taste and temptation. And like the finest torte, the subtlety of her execution in solos from The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus belied the depth of talent and craft in their preparation.”  –The Elgin Review

“Lucy, sung by Genevieve Thiers, is always on the phone, thwarting the intended marriage proposal of her beau, Ben, sung by Daniel Peretto. The audience laughed and groaned at poor Ben’s futile attempts to get Lucy’s attention.”— TribLocal St. Charles

 

“The moment Ms. Thiers walks into her weekly hourlong coaching session with Ms. Rue, she goes from CEO to pupil, forgets the pressures and headaches, and gives herself over to the music.”– Crain’s Chicago 40 under 40, “The Singing CEO”

“More than one little girl’s eyes widen when tall, elegant Ms. Thiers enters the theater, wearing a deep blue satin gown with a black boa draped across her shoulders, and a huge smile. How can the children and their parents not return that smile? All are breathless at this soprano’s strong, stunning voice….”–TribLocal Northbrook!

 

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