Chaieb is a current member of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program; her dusky mezzo-soprano perfectly communicated the Prince’s sensual, enigmatic nature.”
-Broad Street Review, full review here.
The work makes considerable demands on its orchestra (superbly led here by conductor Elizabeth Braden), and almost unimaginable ones on its cast. Hats off to all of them, particularly Rihab Chaieb as the Prince, and Maeve Höglund in a true theatrical and vocal tour-de-force as Lola.”
-PhillyMag.com, full review here.
Rihab Chaieb has a rapturous voice, full of lush colors.”
-Schmopera, full review here.
Rihab Chaieb was the prince, slipping on a throaty and agile mezzo.”
-Philly.com, full review here.
“mezzo Rihab Chaieb, working a pipe and an enigmatic sneer/smile, sounded properly seductive.”
-Opera News, full review here.
His variety makes the orchestra of five sound like many more instruments, while the chorus of 16 creates a mystical underpinning for the arresting principal singers, soprano Maeve Höglund (Lola) and mezzo Rihab Chaieb (Fairy Prince).”
Wall Street Journal, full review here.
*photo: Dominic M. Mercier / Opera Philadelphia