Building on the resounding voice of its principal lead, Asheville Lyric Opera delivered a stellar performance of “Madame Butterfly” March 31 before a Craven County audience.
As expected, soprano Jacqueline Quirk as Cio-Cio San was the Jewel in the troupe’s operatic crown during a single public performance at the Grover C. Fields Performing Arts Center in New Bern. Adequate to the role, Quirk provided strong voice co-mingled with tacit emotion expressed in both song and acting. Quirk brought experience to the stage and provided a positive operatic experience.
–New Bern Sun Journal (April 6, 2006)