As Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly

“Soprano Teresa Eickel was a powerful and often dramatically focused Cio-Cio-San, singing with fearless clarity and a sense of urgency. Her best moments came at full throttle, as in the climactic passages of the showpiece aria “Un bel dì” and in the dramatic outburst in which she declares her refusal to return to the geisha’s life.”  Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

“Ms. Eickel’s magnificent soprano voice, wonderfully lavish and disciplined, quite literally filled the house, receiving several well-deserved and enthusiastic rounds of applause during the performance itself and brought the entire audience to its feet during curtain calls. Moreover, Ms. Eickel not only sang the role to perfection, she acted it with conviction and reality. Had she been alone on the stage, she would have been well worth the price of admission.” Toby Grace, Out in Jersey

“Soprano Teresa Eickel sang Cio-Cio-San with great power and delicacy. We clearly saw the 15-year-old bride smitten with Pinkerton. Or perhaps she was smitten with the complete change he represented from the poverty of her present situation. Eickel and Mauricio O’Reilly as Pinkerton made for a lovely teaming….Eickel’s grace was remarkable-a direct reminder that, while this geisha was in mufti, she still had a geisha’s ways and a geisha’s heart. Several times during her performance, especially well-executed passages, in this signature role for Eickel, received spontaneous applause.” – Sherri Rase, Q On-line

“Eickel is superb throughout, but Act II is her crucible, and she is dazzling. From her stern-funny impersonation of a judge…to her heartstopping duet with the servant-girl Suzuki, the stage belongs to her. So do our hearts.” – Thomas Harrison, Mobile Register

“In the title role, Teresa Eickel was extraordinary. …The second act opens with Eickel at her best, singing “Un Bel Di” with a passion, tenderness and musicality that demonstrate this young singer’s great potential.” – Carrington Ewell, The Charlottesville Daily Progress

“Teresa Eickel’s Cio-Cio San (Butterfly) transforms herself from a Japanese geisha to a Westernized woman before your eyes, and the ultimate dashing of her dream is all the more heartbreaking as a result.”  – Clarke Bustard, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Teresa Eickel, who plays the tragic Cio-cio-san, offers more than a lucid, hearty voice…Eickel has no problem answering the libretto’s call for her to have a different persona in each act – impoverished, demure young Geisha finding hope in her love for Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, an American Navel officer, in Act I; self-assured, quasi- American wife finding another flavor of hope as she longs for her husband to return to Japan in Act II; and a woman pulverized by confusion and bitterness in Act III.” – Doug Nordfors, The C-ville

  As Mimi in La bohème…

“…slender, youthful Teresa Eickel was convincing as Mimi; her Act IV death scene, tinged with doomed fragility, was especially touching.” John Mark, The Journal “…a lovely young soprano, she sang some gorgeous solos and duets with Cheney, demonstrating a voice of both strength and beauty…”  Lee Howard, The Day

As Donna Anna in Don Giovanni

“As the bereaved Donna Anna, soprano Teresa Eickel delivered the most heartfelt songs of the night.”  Christopher Blank, The Commercial Appeal

As Liù in Turandot

“Also notable among the leads was soprano Teresa Eickel as Liù, a slave girl love-struck by Calaf.…Eickel was making her Sacramento debut and her powerful and pathos-stirring voice was a pleasant surprise.”  Edward Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee

“Teresa Eickel was well cast in the role…easily displaying empathy to others in the cast and at the end, delivering to Turandot a passionate “Tu che di gel sei cinta.”  She was awarded with extended applause.” – James Keokler, San Francisco Classical Voice