"Outstanding performances, stunning visuals and the audience's response confirmed a huge success.  It was a sellout for the opera, an evening to remember.  An inspired performance by Solange Sior singing the lead role of Cio Cio San and the performance of the entire ensemble brought the audience to its feet with thundering applause." - Jim Darow, Courier News

 

"…Soprano Solange Sior, as Marguerite, is also well cast.  Her voice is clean and clear…the singing was exceptional…  Her "King of Thule" entrance aria had a sweet dream-like quality mixed with just the right amount of sentimentality, making her irresistible ." - Charles Kondex, The Independent


"Jules Massenet's Manon…the composer's most popular opera is in loving hands…the arias and duets soar thrillingly…the mature and stately Manon of Solange Sior… the voice is strong…She also had the advantage of singing in her native French." - Elyse Sommer, Curtain Up


"…une éblouissante Musette, la soprano Solange Sior, scéniquement et vocalement très juste." - Carol Bergeron, Le Devoir (Montreal, P. Q.)


"Here, again, Sior was a show-stealer, as her high notes were lustrous and open." - George Rawlinson, Courier News (Elgin, IL)


"Past performances have helped establish her reputation as an extremely expressive singer.  Standout soprano Solange Sior navigates operatic ornaments and leaps with velvety warmth, making a dramatic art form seem spontaneous.  To longtime fans, her voice is an inspired instrument." - George Rawlinson, The Courier News, (Elgin IL)


"Very smooth, rich sounds that are secure throughout the range, bright sound and yet warm; attractive and unique quality, technically secure, good intonation, good musicianship, good control on top, with very clean attacks, decent-size voice, with some bite, very impressive performance" (Critic report - Caro Nome, Rigoletto)
- Maestro Palumbo, Chorus Master, Lyric Opera of Chicago


"The quality of her voice - a rich dramatic coloratura similar to June Anderson's - has the ring and fullness for opera.  Her musicality, vocal flexibility and dramatic abilities made a positive impact." - Irma Cooper, Chairman of the American Institute of Musical Studies

 

"Solange displayed superior stage presence in both crafting and delivering an exceptional program of both French opera and popular music." - Scott Lang, Coordinator for the Chicago Cultural Center - Chicago