La Cifra, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble
"Jay Chacon as Sandrino and Allison Gish as Lisotta. Mr. Chacon's wooing of Lisotta is a long and tormented ordeal: this is a Pierrot desperate for his Pierette, and willing to endure her hard-hearted rebuffs until his patience wins out. Mr. Chacon played the role to perfection."
"Sandrino is very much a Pierrot-type of character, as seen from his large-buttoned costume and down-on-his-luck nature as he pines for Lisotta. Chacon’s portrayal was highly entertaining throughout, especially his duet with Lisotta “Un abbracio idolo mio,” and his treatment by the rest of the cast helped to establish their personalities early into the performance. Often overwhelmed, Sandrino’s gag of hyperventilating into a paper bag worked best when the storm begins to gather around the cast, and Chacon’s breathing nearly matches the frightening winds."
Logan Martell - Operawire
"The cast is uniformly strong vocally, but what really matters here is that they are also all gifted comic actors. Standouts in this area include Allison Gish, who gives us Rusticone’s hedonistic daughter Lisotta with infectious exuberance, and Jay Chacon, who is clownish perfection as love-struck peasant Sandrino."
Jonathan Warman - DramaqueenNYC
"Sandrino is the Pierrot-like character, in love with Lisotta. The role was beautifully rendered by baritone Jay Chacon."
Meche Kroop - Voce di Meche