Accolades About Sin City Opera


In the Press.....

2019 Vegas Valley Award Nominated 

Best Ensemble - Pirates of Penzance

Best Costumes - Pirates of Penzance

Best Director in a Musical/Opera - Gianni Schicchi (Darren Weller)

Best Choreographer - Pirates of Penzance (Anastasia Weiss)

Best Leading Male in a Musical/Opera - Gianni Schicchi (Richard L. Hodges)

Best Supporting Female in a Musical/Opera - Gianni Schicchi (Dominique Mendez)

Best Supporting Male in a Musical/Opera - Pirates of Penzance (Stephen Rinck)

2019 Vegas Valley Recommended 5 Star Review - Gianni Schicchi with Cockroach Theater Company

2019 KTNV Channel 13's Morning Blend "Bravissimo" live interview and performance.

2018 Vegas Valley Recommended 5 Star Review - Pirates of Penzance with Super Summer Theater

"Sin City Opera's 'Penzance' is a rollicking romp ★★★★★" - Ralph Stalter

2018 Vegas Valley Recommended 5 Star Review - A Night with the Flying Dutchman with The City of Las Vegas

"★★★★★ - Irresistible" - Ralph Stalter

2018 - Callback News, Hal de Becker

Opera 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"

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

“10 Best Things to do this Weekend”

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

Valley Recommended! 5 Stars!

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

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.”

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 – Las Vegas Review Journal, Carol Cling 

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

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

“You don’t want to miss this.”

2015 – Las Vegas Review Journal, Norm Clark 

Feature Article on Sin City Operas President Tanesa Whiting.


“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 “Best of Las Vegas” 

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

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

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

2014 – Las Vegas Review Journal Review: The Magic Flute

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

2014 La Times, Las Vegas Travel Highlights: 

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

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


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.

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.