Acclaim

Most spectacular is the agile coloratura and alluring stage presence of Diba Alvi, as the pert and sexy chambermaid Adele. She was predictably impressive in the popular Laughing Song, then later topped that by stealing the show with a brilliant rendition of the less familiar Audition aria in Act 3.

Robert Croan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (12/29/2007)

It was gratifying to see these two accomplished local artists in a situation designed to exploit not only their impressive vocal skills but also their considerable and less familiar comedic talents.

Robert Croan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (01/24/2008)

From her first note in Musetta’s Waltz from “La Boheme,” soprano Diba Alvi commanded the stage with stellar vocalism and a sharply dramatic personality.…selections by Mozart on the second half were exquisite, including…the heavenly sounds of…Diba Alvi in the Letter Duet from “The Marriage of Figaro.

Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (04/13/2007)

Diba Alvi’s portrayal of the young Catherine provided the other side of the coin; bright-eyed and perky, with an underlying seductiveness, she made clear the hold this character unconsciously exerts on her perplexed uncle (Eddie) as well as her new-found beau, Rodolpho.

Robert Croan, Opera News Online (12/01/2004)

Diba Alvi also is superb as Catherine, capturing in her style of movement the transition from a slightly awkward teen to young woman and coloring her vocal production to the changing dimensions of her character.

Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (09/21/2004)

Partiularly impressive (was) Diba Alvi as the frustrated teenager Catherine…Alvi’s facial expressions captured the sharp emotional swings of a young girl…

Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (09/18/2004)