"Turandot deserving of loud cheers opening night! ... once she starts singing it is clear why Tsagkaris was cast in this role (Turandot). She is at her best ... in the powerhouse duo in the third act."
"A splendid Turandot from St. Petersburg Opera Company”. “The success of any staging of Giacomo Pucciniʼs Turandot depends on a few essentials: ... A Turandot who can credibly convey the passage from icy ruler to woman in love. Happily the St. Petersburg Opera Companyʼs production scores on all counts. The singing and the storytelling share an almost pristine clarity and together pack a mightly musical and emotional wallop."
" ...Soprano Susan Tsagkaris. What a voice! Full, voluminous, resonant, while being able to blend with the chorus when required. Her sighs in the Agnus Dei moved more than one. Her remarkable ease with changing from the serious to the light allows her to concentrate entirely on the meaning of the text."
"Soprano Susan Tsagkaris sang her punishing high passages with arresting clarity and confidence, standing up well to the orchestra in the Sanctus."
"Susan Tsagkaris is reminiscent of Galina Vishnevskaya, the soloist in the original recording of the War Requiem. She truly had the gutteral sound of the Russian singer but she also effortlessly reached the very high notes that Britten entrusted to the soprano."
" Her singing was extremely apt and impressive."
" In the Gypsy Baron, Tsagkaris has little to do in the action but stand around and sound ravishing as needed. This she did."
" Susan Tsagkaris as the maid Despina is another major COC Ensemble find. Vocally and dramatically excellent with inspired, disguised frolics as the doctor and notary, she is a talent to watch with much interest."
" Susan Tsagkaris as Despina came up to expectations both in vocal and style presentation. "
GLOBE AND MAIL
" Susan Tsagkaris, a solid and well-defined soprano, was convincingly downtrodden as Amahl's poor mother."
"Susan Tsagkaris played the mother with fervent, emphatic sound."