The Scarlet Ibis Chicago Opera Theater
"Quinn Middleman caressed Mother's lullaby touchingly and scored extra points for keening her cries of labor pain right on pitch."
-Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News, May 2019
"As Mother, Quinn Middleman made the opening birth scene harrowing in her cries and high notes. She brought an apt nurturing quality to the role, her gently rockling lullaby to the infant Doodle (“He’s so quiet, so still”), rendered with touching sensitivity."
-Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, February 2019
Elizabeth Cree Chicago Opera Theater
“Painted with incisive brush strokes, the other members of the theatrical troupe were superb, including David Govertsen as Uncle, Jason Ferrante as Little Victor, and Quinn Middleman as Doris.”
-Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, February 2018
Variations on a Summer Day world premiere, Harold Meltzer
“The Fromm Foundation commission was Variations on a Summer Day, set to Wallace Stevens’ poetry by the Brooklyn lawyer Harold Meltzer,… Quinn Middleman, from Washington state, was the compelling mezzo-soprano.”
-Leslie Kandell, Classical Voice North America, July 2016
“Mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman made a similarly persuasive case for Harold Meltzer’s “Variations on a Summer Day,” a gleaming setting of texts from the Wallace Stevens poem of the same name.”
-Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe, July 2016
Ghosts of Versailles Chautauqua Opera
“Other roles were handled with impressive vocal and acting skill by upcoming singers from the company’s deep Young Artists roster. They included a...very believable Susanna (mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman).”
-Tom Di Nardo, The Chautauquan Daily, August 2019