The sets alone must have taken some great work to move into the theatre. They are backed up by an off-stage orchestra, and the costuming is great as well…What this is, is an excellent and highly professional production of a contemporary classic work directed by Michael Nutter, with the orchestra under the baton of Michael Giel. If you like musical theatre and/or opera in English; then this is a must see…(RJH – Atlanta Cultural Arts Review for Sweeney Todd)

Amanda Smolek was smartly cast; she conveyed a sympathetic Mimí and displayed both the stamina and vocal warmth to pull off such a challenging lyric role. Her Rodolfo, Brendan Callahan-Fitzgerald, possesses a tenor voice with metallic overtones, but the duo sang pleasantly together throughout. Elisabeth Slaten, a recent graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, is a fine singing actress and performed Musetta with aplomb. Special mention must be made of Jinho Park, who expertly sang the role of the painter Marcello. Park is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and makes his living as a choral conductor here in Atlanta; he was clearly the most seasoned artist in the cast.(Stephanie Adrian – Arts ATL: Capitol City Opera gives fresh talent a voice with Puccini’s classic La Boheme)

It’s hard to imagine how much work has to go into creating a new opera. A story, a score, alibretto, sets, costumes, and so much more. And to stage it for three days only, just boggles the mind. But, that’s exactly what is being offered to us in Atlanta by Capitol City Opera Company…This may be some of the folks you have seen singing at La Petite Auberge in Toco Hills; but we have to stand and salute them for bringing a full-scale production to a stage as they have done. To Artistic Director Michael Nutter, Music Director Catherine Giel, Conductor Michael Giel and each and every member of the cast and crew we say Molto Bravo!(RJH – Atlanta Cultural Arts Review for The Secret Agent)

Since 1983, the Capitol City Opera is the only company in the Southeast primarily to help localsingers and artist with their careers. You can truly say I saw them when, before they hit the big stages around the world. This company has something for everybody, performing locally with Dinner and a Diva and reaching out to school.(Dr. Wilson Travino – The Backstage Beat: Capitol City Opera presents The Secret Agent)