“Part of Pocket Opera’s mission is to challenge the traditional opera experience and if this occasion was representative, they’re succeeding.”
– Bruce Hodges, Music Web International

“No Holds Barred Opera”
– An Unamplified Voice

“The performers here — particularly baritone Ricardo Rivera, intense and commanding as Roderick Usher — seized well on the dramatic opportunities of lunacy to put together a great short fragment of no-holds-barred opera.”
– An Unamplified Voice, October 2010

“The feisty little Pocket Opera of New York (‘PONY’) gave a committed performance of Pagliacci (April 10) at the demi-black-box Secret Theater in Queens: just one subway stop but an atmospheric scene change from Manhattan.”

“[Dan] Snyder…threw himself into the part movingly.”
– David Shengold for Opera UK, August 2010