Which brings us to Aimee Puentes as Susanna. Saucy, pert and with a clear soprano voice, Aimee was Susanna – the lady’s maid with a keen sense of her own worth. Every mood was clearly reflected in her mobile face.”
“Puentes delivered a classy, balanced characterization of her role, as well as some thrilling vocal moments.” The Gift of the Magi.
-Ching Chang, San Francisco Classical voice.
“Aimée Puentes, singing the role of Donna Elvira, emerged from a floor pose to vent in an aria, “Ah! chi mi dice mai” (Ah! who could tell me?). Her performance was electrifying. Aimée Puentes was a standout, both in her singing and in her acting..”
-Anna Carol Dudley, San Francisco Classical Voice
“Aimée Puentes was hilarious as Donna Elvira, her comic timing was perfect”
-The Opera Tattler.
“Aimée Puentes, as the maid Dorine, won the evening’s loudest applause for her coloratura laughing song. Puentes must also be praised for keeping her stock character genuinely fresh and funny.”
-Hather Hadlock, San Francisco Classical Voice.
“Looking the part, Aimee Puentes as Michaela was a standout, singing the First act duet with Don Jose with
great tenderness. But, cudos have to go to her for the Third act “Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante.” She sang it with great control of her top and such feeling, that I found myself getting teary. Her pianissimo high notes were melting and lovely.”
-Lea Frey, ListServ.
“Aimée Puentes’s Dorine (the streetwise maid) was exceptional vocally and especially adept at finding the difficult balance between silliness and reality.”
-John Beeman, 21st Century Music