Accolades About Sin City Opera


In the Press.....


2011 – Las Vegas Weekly, Top 5 picks of 2011; Sin City Opera’s Ba-Ta-Clan.

“Their singing was superb (as was everyone’s), simultaneously carrying the thrust of the operetta and the post-modern character kitsch around it. And Skip Galla was a good sport as Ko-ko-ri-ko, getting in his share of bawdy jokes while providing a nice round baritone balance.”

With all its pomp, circumstance and tradition, opera can be fairly ridiculous. Sin City Opera pokes fun at it, but has enough talent to make it shine as art, too.” – Jacob Coakley.

2012 – Las Vegas Sun, An Incomplete Education has its spice, particularly, we’re guessing, in the hands of Sin City Opera, whose “reinterpreted production” (in English) is placed in a contemporary time and setting. This is, after all, the company that presented Jacques Offenbach’s Ba-Ta-Clan deconstructed, garnering four and a half stars from Weekly reviewer Jacob Coakley and a slot in Coakley’s 2011 year-end list.


2013 – Sin City Opera is the only Las Vegas participant of the U.S. Department of Art & Culture's: Dare to Imagine Campaign. SCO will be presenting "Dissonance for Change.” a new composition written by Las Vegas composer and conductor Jack Gaughan

2014 La Times, Las Vegas Travel Highlights: 

Sin City Opera Presents: Magic Flute on Freemont this weekend – “worth the drive”

2014 – Las Vegas Review Journal Review: The Magic Flute

Sin City Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ a dazzling experience”

2014 – Las Vegas Review Journal, Richard Davis Review: The Telephone & The Human Voice.

“Telephone,’ & ‘Voice’ operas dial up drama”

2015 – Las Vegas Review Journal “Best of Las Vegas” 

‘Sin City Opera’s Trouble in Tahiti’ could make you rethink opera… In a good way”


“Opera in Las Vegas is hot. Sin City Opera is introducing opera to young audiences with exciting nontraditional takes on accessible chamber operas.” 

2015 – Las Vegas Review Journal, Norm Clark 

Feature Article on Sin City Operas President Tanesa Whiting.

2015 – KTNV’s Morning Blend segment featuring cast of Hansel & Gretel 

“You don’t want to miss this.”

2016 – Las Vegas Review Journal, Carol Cling 

Feature article on Sin City Opera’s Artistic Director, Skip Galla and the growth of Sin City Opera.

2016 – Las Vegas Review Journal, Carol Cling 

“If it sounds like the plot of “What Happens in Vegas,” or maybe the Vegas episode of “Friends,” guess again.

Because that’s exactly what happens in the comic opera “La Perichole,” which Sin City Opera brings to the Winchester Cultural Center.”

2016 – Call Back News Review


“The opera ‘Postcard From Morocco’ has been described as avant garde, even surrealist.   It was composed in 1971 by Dominick Argento with a libretto by John Donohue.  It has enjoyed critical success in productions around the country including New York, and internationally.  Thanks to Sin City Opera it was finally seen in Las Vegas. The roles were well cast and, vocally and dramatically, the artists’ performances were exceptional.  Surprisingly, and to their credit, they were as comfortable in the frequent dance moves as in the immobile tableaux. For this production, the singers were especially close to the audience and since there was no electronic amplification their natural voices and unseen vibrations were projected directly onto and into the listeners.  It was a rare and truly thrilling experience.”

2017 – Luxury Magazine Feature: “Singing Sin City Opera’s Praises”

2017 - Call Back News Review: Eugene Onegin, 

“Sin City Opera’s production of ‘Eugene Onegin’ at Winchester Cultural Center was, vocally and dramatically, an ambitious undertaking but an important one in the company’s evolution. SCO has a well-deserved reputation as Las Vegas’s premier opera company in contemporary works like The Medium, The Consul, Postcard from Morocco and more.   With major operatic masterworks like Eugene Onegin, the company moved to another plateau.”    

2017 – Las Vegas Weekly review: “The Seven Deadly Sins & Erwartung”

“The word ‘opera’ strikes fear in the hearts of many Americans. Sin City Opera has been working well to change that.”

2017 – Eat More Art Vegas review: “The Seven Deadly Sins & Erwartung”

Valley Recommended! 5 Stars!

2017 – Las Vegas Review Journal feature article: Christmas at the Opera

“10 Best Things to do this Weekend”

2018 - Callback News, Hal de Becker

Opea in the Movies: The suburb singing was no surprise: SCO's productions always feature high caliber professional operatic artists.  "performances were thrilling...most magical voices"