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"Opera NEO’s Don Giovanni production brimmed over with the insights and creative approaches that have marked the company’s sparkling previous productions of little known Handel operas."  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don Giovanni,  Ken Herman, San Diego Story

"Almost every aspect [of the production] - the singing, the acting, the staging - was exemplary.  [...] Stage Director Peter Kozma and movement coordinator Heidi Spesard-Noble should be singled out for special praise for their contributions to the smooth  and natural stage movements of the whole cast, from the principals to the chorus and supernumeraries."


                                                                                                                                  Orazi e  Curiaz, Minnesota Opera, Dan Foley, Donizetty Society, Minneapolis

“...Tremendous night of entertainment!”

“...the man in charge -- Kozma, the director -- seems pointedly on top of his material....the pace just didn't quit.”

“Superbly directed by Peter Kozma, this production should work as an eye-opening initiation for those who don't know opera or who have found it to be off-putting.”

                                   Le nozze di Figaro, Mercury News, San Jose

“Thanks to stage director Peter Kozma, the folks at Opera San Jose have themselves a raucous and merry “Marriage of Figaro”...”

“Kozma leaves no comic stone unturned, and he also encourages a high level of physicality”                       

Le nozze di Figaro, Operaville, San Jose

“In his OSJ debut, stage director Peter Kozma showed an excellent grasp of the drama and the space.”

Eugene Onegin, Metroactive - San Jose


“Kozma's free-spirited and inventive staging makes the exceedingly melodious opera fly by with almost a laugh a minute.”


  L’elisir d’amore, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus

“...Director Peter Kozma, ...once again has his cast performing as if this recitativo style of singing were as natural to them as breathing.”

                              La Calisto, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus

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