Edith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, NYGASP at Wolf Trap
“Sisters Edith (Erika Person), Kate (Amy Maude
Helfer) and Isabel (Jennifer Piacenti) stood out from the other wards as
precocious, strong willed girls, with delightfully unique quirks.”
(Erica Laxson, DC Metro Theater Arts, June 30, 2012)
Teresa in LA SONNAMBULA, Salt Marsh Opera
"The six talented principals were uncommonly well-balanced. ...Erika Person (Teresa) [displayed] an expressive, solidly-produced mezzo."
(David Shengold, Opera Magazine, Feb. 2012 issue)
Dame Hannah in RUDDIGORE, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
"Best of all was Erika Person as ... Dame Hannah. Her natural acting and artful singing made the most of that relatively small part. In fact, the usually dull second act ballad ... was ... the musical and dramatic highpoint. Sung with vitality ... a powerful emotional resonance."
(Harry Forbes, Forbes on Film & Footlight, Jan. 15, 2010)
Maddalena in RIGOLETTO, Opera Company of the Highlands
"For their excellent dramatic/acting abilities in addition to their vocal prowess, C. David Morrow as the man who puts a curse on Rigoletto, Erika Person as Maddalena and Nathan Baer as Sparafucile need be mentioned."
(The Catskill Chronicle, July 15, 2010)
Lady Sophy in UTOPIA, LIMITED, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
"Erika Person brought a dignified presence and creamy tone to her numbers."
(Harry Forbes, Forbes On Film & Footlight, November 23, 2010)
In concert with Annapolis Opera
"Person...proved to be a deft comedienne."
(Baltimore Sun, Apr. 23, 2010)
Adalgisa in NORMA, Delaware Valley Opera Company
“…mezzo Erika Person…played an impressive foil to the soprano….”
(The River Reporter, Aug. 2, 2007)
“In a duet…the two women's voices not only blend beautifully but also, without any accompaniment, deliver a sublime passage of parallel phrasing. Person also pleads her character's case with elegance of tone and poignancy of feeling.”
(Times Herald Record, July 31, 2007)
Phoebe in THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
“As a spunky, lusty Phoebe Meryll, lyric mezzo-soprano Erika Person sparkled…”
(QonStage.com, Jan. 2007)
“A congenial cast all around, other standouts included the tart-tongued Phoebe (Person)…”
(Eyeondance.org, Jan. 7, 2007)
Iolanthe in IOLANTHE, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
"…the singers gave solid and often vocally appealing performances. For sweetness of tone, Erika Person in the title role…held the spotlight firmly."
(The New York Times, Jan. 14, 2004)
“As is customary with this company’s productions, a number of the key roles are played by promising newcomers…(including) Erika Person in the title role…”
(CurtainUp, Jan. 16, 2004)
Martha Jefferson in 1776, Cider Mill Playhouse
“The high quality of the principals’ singing voices gave mediocre songs unexpected sparkle. In particular, Erika Person as Martha Jefferson imbued her character’s only tune, a not overly bright ballad, with operatic nobility.”
(Press & Sun Bulletin, June 2, 2001)
Mrs. McLean in SUSANNAH, Indianapolis Opera
"…a fine supporting cast of elders and wives, particularly Erika Lee Person, who chills blood with the set of her shoulders."
(Nuvo, March 16, 2000)
Edith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Binghamton Summer Savoyards
“Erika Person shone in her supporting role as the ring leader of the Major General’s wards, with a voice that seemed comfortable both sky high and in the basement.”