“Desirée Soteres sang a surprisingly sweet 'Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren,' while standing on a suspended crescent moon. In Act II, she brought steel to the demanding coloratura of the vengeful 'Der Hölle Rache'." - Los Altos
“Desirée Soteres as the Queen was the standout voice in the cast. The role is known to be difficult and she did a lovely, spot-on job." - Napa News.
“Desirée Soteres sang the Queen, making an impressive stage presence and
managing to vocalize her flashy series of five high Fs.” -MilpitasPost.
“As Drood’s fiancée, the lovely songstress Rosa Bud, Desirée Soteres is most impressive. In this, her debut at CTC, Soteres shows superb characterization and powerful vocal ability." - Chattanooga Times Free-Press