"Soprano Stephanie Gilbert’s singing was radiant." - Michael J. Moran, In the Spotlight, Inc.
"Soprano Stephanie Gilbert was best suited to the dramatic passages of the soprano solos, like the solo in "The March of the Three Kings," and the first part of the "Epilogue" where her singing culminated the energy of the two other soloists who preceded her, building from lowest to the highest solo voices." - Jeffrey Johnson, Hartford Courant
"Gilbert helped us to sympathize with this remote character who was living with a remote and abusive husband in a remote place. Gilbert has the right kind of voice for this style. Her sound kept getting stronger and more arresting as she sang, and she was always able to package the challenging skips and sudden changes of trajectory in this early Hoiby style." -Jeffrey Johnson, Hartford Courant
"Donna Elvira was sung by soprano Stephanie Gilbert who brought power, edge, and attitude to the part. She was able to make Elvira into a likeable character (no simple matter), and she took many laughs that included a hearty one as she vowed to enter a monastery during the closing sinfonia." -Jeffrey Johnson, Hartford Courant