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"In celebration of Shakspeare's 445th birthday, soprano Susan Gundunas takes the stage with a fun, theatrical, and at times awe-inspiring performance and recording of scenes, sonnets and songs from Shakespeare in a "mashup," of sorts with six centuries- worth of composers inspired by the Bard."

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May 2009


"The overt drama of her delivery could also work to her advantage, when certain lines of text, such as the concluding tutti passage at 'Tall as the cedar he appears and as erect his form he bears' in her final air, became all the more spine-tingling through heightened vocal declamation."
SF Classical Voice

2007


"Gifted soprano Susan Gundunas is the star of the show as Marie. She is equally adept at lyric, dramatic and the demanding coloratura ... Her dramatic skills are also stunning as she convincingly moves from a rough tough military kid to a beleaguered society girl and, finally, to a mature young lady who knows and expresses her heart's desire."
Sonoma Index Tribune

July, 2004


"Susan Gundunas' soprano- sometimes lilting, sometimes piercing as she screamed in terror- was never more beautiful than in her aria 'Ellen's Serenade.' "-2004

"San Francisco soprano Susan Gundunas [sings] Norina...with twirling wit about her 'magical craft.' "-2003



"We were smitten by the heroine, Ellen Hutter. In this role, San Francisco soprano Susan Gundunas shows both heart and soul, displaying a gorgeous range, perfect pitch and expressive stage presence."
Billings Gazette

October 2004


" 'The Merry Widow'' 'magic moment materialized in Gundunas' thrilling performance of ...'Vilia.' The audience responded... with thunderous applause and cheers."
San Luis Obisbo Tribune

2001


"The creamy and clear soprano of Susan Gundunas makes for an exquisitely controlled Donna Anna and a clarion reading of 'Or sai, chi l'onore.' Her simmering anger, which adds zing to her stinging indignation over Giovanni's advances, is a major plus."
Jack Neal

web reviews, March 2000


"Susan Gundunas' creamy soprano voice brought passion and drama to the role of Donna Anna whose father the Don kills. He second act solos were exquisite."
Reno Gazette Journal

March 2000


"Susan Gundunas, an actress turned soprano, was superb as Ellen [Nosferatu]."
Opera Now

August 1998


"Gundunas displayed an amazing flexibility and purity in the exacting melismas and ornamentations of the 'Credo.' "
Santa Cruz Sentinel

May 1996


"Susan Gundunas (Donna Anna) was superb on coloratura passages."
Sacramento Bee

July 1996


"The best contribution came from ...Susan Gundunas who deployed her bright soprano with fervor and agility as the sought-after Romilda."
SF Examiner

September 1996


"... Gundunas (Gilda) fires up her role with a true, radiant voice... From the innocent bliss of her 'Caro Nome' to the disillusionment of her rueful Abduction Narration, she can carry a wealth of emotions on an unblemished voice of projection and beauty. No one who heard her Saturday could doubt that an outstanding operatic career is ahead of her."
San Jose Mercury News

Febraury 1994

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