PRESS

DON GIOVANNI WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2018

"Once again she proves to be a versatile singer with great acting skills, lovely high notes and knockout coloratura. There is no better acting role than that of a woman scorned and Somers' performance was one of the highlights of the evening."

- Humberto Capiro, Living Out Loud Los Angeles

 "Another standout is Daria Somers as Donna Elvira... she rescues the role with a strong, glamorous stage presence and a rich, smooth soprano of undeniable power and control."

- David Maurer, Culture Spot LA

"Somers has a gift for comedy as well as powerful, dramatic vocal tones."

- Maria Nockin, BroadwayWorld

"She has the perfect blend of power and tears in her voice in Act I and then she doubles down, drowning in her passion in Act II."

- Loren Lester, Schmopera

"My favorite performances were Daria Somers as Donna Elvira and E. Scott Levin as Leporello. Possessing incredible range they carried their alternating humorous and heavy roles with ease and stole the show."

- LA Explorer

 

LA BOHÈME WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2017

 

 "Somers embodies Mimi with a lovely vocal radiance that’s powered by an impressive force that ripples across the room in shimmering waves."

- Falling James, LA Weekly

"A touching Mimì, Somers came across as a three-dimensional character who was fully aware of her fate. Vocally, her high tones were silver-tipped and her ample low notes were beautifully colored and well supported."

- Maria Nockin, Opera Wire

"Reprising her role from the 2014 production, Somers is as radiant, beautiful and powerful in her vocal projection as I remember. Her timbre was lush, the notes were high and pure, while the detail in her acting was memorable."

- Humberto Capiro, Living Out Loud Los Angeles

 

CARMEN WITH NEW YORK CITY OPERA, 2016

 

 “As Micaela, Daria Somers was a standout. She has a rich soprano, and sang with very sensitive phrasing, making her duet with José credible though abbreviated. She got her full scene in Act III, and gave it with utter, passionate conviction, as well as expressive use of vocal color. This was a Micaela who might give Carmen a run for her money."

- Opera Obsession

 

LA BOHÈME WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2014

 

 “Daria Somers’s voice soars as an irresistible Mimi…”

- Bryan Dahl, Singerpreneur

 

“I had the luck to review POP’s production of the opera “Tosca” a few months ago where Ms. Somers played the tempestuous and strong willed Floria Tosca with great vocal strength and character. Even though the role of Mimi is a total reverse of character, Somers’ vocal power and strong acting abilities serve her well again in making this another signature role, especially with her lovely pianissimos.”

- Humberto Capiro, Living Out Loud Los Angeles

 

 “Daria Somers is an unfussy and gracefully sung Mimi, who is not afraid to play for a laugh.”

- Michael Van Duzer, Showmag

 

 

TOSCA WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2014

 

 “Soprano Daria Somers sang powerfully throughout as Tosca, but it was her richly detailed performance—from coquettish to fearful to authoritative—that impressed… her beautiful acting shone through her voice, whereas most sopranos opt for vocals over dramatics. This made “Vissi d’arte”…most affecting.”

- Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema

 

 “A floating Vissi d'arte -- Daria Somers rendered a lyrical Tosca, her Vissi d’arte … was finely wrought, even penetrating given the small space.”

- RD Foster, The Examiner

 

 “Soprano Daria Somers… was sure in tone throughout, even when singing outdoors in Act 3.”

- Christian Herzog, LA Weekly

 

 “Daria Somers, as Tosca… wears the diva’s tiara admirably. Her youthful approach combines with full tones and a satisfying range of passion and pathos that breathe life and dimension into her portrayal.”

- Arthur Freeman, Singerpreneur

 

 “Somers brings a dulcet and striking voice to her aria “Non la sospiri, la nostra casetta” (“Do you not long for our little cottage”) while showing strong, believable acting chops… Somers’ voice shows great power and vulnerability in the beautiful aria “Vissi d’arte”…”

- Humberto Capiro, Living Out Loud Los Angeles

 

 “Daria Somers as Tosca showed fine dramatic chops in how realistically she communicated the depths of her disdain and revulsion toward her tormentor.”

- David Maurer, Culture Spot LA

 

 

LA CALISTO WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2014

 

 “Giunone entered the fray midway through the opera, sung by Daria Somers – a fiery, jealous goddess with a voice perfectly suited to her authority and rank: rich, full of color and character, easily managing the technical demands of the role and dominating all other players (including Giove)…”

- Coril Prochnow, Singerpreneur

 

"… she gives one of her finest POP performances yet as Giove’s wife Giunone. In the aria “Dalle gelose mie,” Somers expresses Giunone’s regal rage with an extraordinary vocal maturity and richness of texture.”

- Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

 

 

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2013

 

"...there is never a dull moment. Even the slow scenes fail to drag, such as the Countess’ lament at the beginning of the second act, which is enlivened by Somers’ incredibly moving and lyrical singing of the aria 'Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro.'"

- Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

 

 

LA BOHÈME WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2012

 

"Daria Somers, who shined as Fiordiligi in Pacific Opera Project’s Così Fan Tutte, similarly shines as Mimi in La Bohème. [...]there is beauty in Somers’ understated presence, especially in her coy rendition of "Si, mi chiamano Mimi” (“Yes, they call me Mimi”)."

- Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

        

 

COSÌ FAN TUTTE WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2012

 

"[She] hit it out of the park... we were very taken with Daria in both her humorous and ultra sincere and heartfelt arias."

- Georja Umano, Splash Magazine

 

 

"Somers... acquits herself with aplomb in some of her role's trickiest passages."

- Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

 

 

DON GIOVANNI WITH PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, 2011

 

"Daria Somers...is an absolutely incredible talent. When Ms. Somers enters the stage, it is as if the opera has only just begun, as the audience is utterly transformed by her astonishing acting, singing, and candor."

- Jennifer Berry Jacobson, Stage and Cinema

 

 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY WITH MONTANA LYRIC OPERA, 2010

 

"And no production... would have attracted the likes of soprano Daria Somers, who should be arrested for stealing 500 hearts for her haunting embodiment of the young Butterfly... Somers, of Los Angeles, has a voice that reverberates through you so strongly that it may change your DNA, and she complements her instrument with emotive acting that will have you aching for the joyous, then hopeful, then lovelorn, and finally suicidal, Butterfly."

- Jamie Kelly, The Missoulian

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