"The lovely Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose sings Veronica, the most dramatically pivotal role, with vulnerability, quiet intensity and lush colorings. She too takes risks with her portrayal. Wearing just a slip in an intimate romantic scene with Mr. Okulitch, she writhes with pleasure as he fondles her breasts and strokes her crotch. It’s hard to imagine even a go-for-broke artist from earlier times, like Teresa Stratas, consenting to such a thing."
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times ,8.9.2008
"Donose had a sweet and endearing quality and her voice soared through her often thick music, filled with many high notes."
Robert Blum, San Francisco Chroncle, 8.9.2008
"Although Seth is the title role, Veronica is the pivotal part. Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, looking slim and sexy in her tight-fitting 1950s outfits, has the stage presence and musical heft to flesh out the character. She has two big scenes, and delivers them with power."
Harvey Steiman, Musicweb International, 8.9.2008
"As in Paris, Daniel Okulitch brought uncommon vigour, an alluring physique and a sympathetic baritone to the doomed protagonist. Ruxandra Donose’s opulent mezzo-soprano invested Brundle’s lover and chronicler with compassion."
Allan Ulrich, Financial Times, 9.9.2008
"The most interesting performance came from the mezzo Ruxandra Donose, whose soft-grained singing matched Veronica’s vulnerability."
John Allison, "Opera"