Matos’ commanding entrance as Giaconda’s romantic rival in the Lyric Opera of Chicago convinced us that she could more than hold her own in such stellar company as Jane Eaglen and Johan Botha. Her voice is bright and sounded even throughout the opera’s punishingly wide range.
Eleni Matos sang with fullness of tone and remarkable clarity of diction, and nuance grand enough to have been directed at some nonexistent gallery. Matos will soon be a welcome guest in this country’s larger opera houses.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Eleni Matos gives an intense, vital performance that recalls no less than Maria Callas; she has fiery spirit and fine technique. Matos should become a star of the first magnitude.
-James H. North
A STAR IS BORN RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES
St. Petersburg Times