Murder in the Cathedral - San Diego Opera
"Notable, too, were soprano Susan Neves and mezzo-soprano Helene Schneiderman, first and second chorus leaders; Neves especially managed to fill her role with the urgency of powerful emotion — the fear of loss, the horror at chaos — that gave a human immediacy to the ever-present chorus of women, whose purpose is to convey the impact of historical events upon the common people."
Opera News, April 2013
"American soprano Susan Neves made her SDO debut as First Chorister. Her repertoire thus far, which includes many of Verdi’s heroines in prominent international opera houses, served her well in this pivotal role. From her very first notes, her ample voice filled the hall, and she sustained it forcefully through her difficult Act Two aria."
Opera Pulse, April 2013
"Soprano Susan Neves, a gleaming, dramatic soprano infused her role of First Chorus…with a passion of which the opera needed more."
San Diego Story, March 2013
The Medium - Opera Piccola of San Antonio
"The dramatic soprano Susan Neves brought ample power, admirably clear English diction and a wealth of color inflections to the role of Madame Flora. Her climactic aria, in which she reflects on the horrors she has witnessed in the past and the fear she feels now for the first time, demands a singing actor who will take emotional and vocal risks. Ms. Neves did, and the results were mesmerizing".
Mike Greenberg, Incident Light - San Antonio 2013