"Elise Brancheau, soprano, sang Micaëla's air “Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante” from Carmen with soaring highs and the purity and innocence her character called for. Brancheau’s voluminous power and Sambucca-like warmth were an irresistible combination. Her encore offering was a haunting “What good would the moon be” from Street Scene by Kurt Weill. Every word made its mark, evoking memories of the great soprano Eleanor Steber."
"Ms. Brancheau performed Micaëla's aria "Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante" from Bizet's Carmen. Her fine vocalism and acting captured the faith-based courage of her character."
"Elise Brancheau as the lovely Pamina, her second act solo was beautiful, clearly one of the highlights of the evening . . ."
“Elise Brancheau as Micaëla brought not only emotional intensity, flawless pitch and great power to her role, but charm as well.”
“The ‘O Soave Fanciulla’ duet from Puccini’s La bohème enabled Eric Margiore and Elise Brancheau to break our collective hearts with their youthful good looks. Margiore’s plangent ringing tenor and Brancheau’s limpid soaring soprano evoked the joys of new love.”