Omer Ben Seadia
“Director Omer Ben Seadia’s staging captured not only the coziness of Peter’s home but—with the help of movement director Courtney B. Jones—the freewheeling fun of the youngsters’ antics in the snow. ” Steven Brown, Texas Classical Review, December 10, 2021 for The Snowy Day at Houston Grand Opera
“Director Omer Ben Seadia creates an air of the mystical and familiar in this rendering of the beloved tale.” Kathryn Olsen, Front Row Reviewers, May 9, 2021 for Le Tragedie de Carmen at Utah Opera
“Director Omer Ben Seadia developed clear intent for each character and created a series of touching scenes. She navigated the limits of concert opera with a few chairs, a desk and a toy boat. A chessboard-like floor defined rooms and gave the characters something to use as a maze and finally rip apart as the complicated plot reached its climax.” Harvey Steiman, The Aspen Times, August 24, 2021 for Aspen Opera Theatre’s Rodelinda
“The staging by female director Omer Ben Seadia was sensitive, yet straightforwardly presented, balancing the boisterous joie de vivre and forthcoming romantic doom.” Robert F. Adams, The Voice Magazine, November 16, 2018 for La Boheme at Opera Santa Barbara.
“Omer Ben-Seadia’s judicious and effective direction of the Merola Grand Finale on Saturday marked a burgeoning talent in an artist with an unusual background, including military service. When asked about possible challenge from peers when she directed opera at the Cincinnati Conservary, she quipped that there’s never any question about who’s in charge, “that’s where my Israeli army experience comes in.”” Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 19, 2014 for San Francisco Opera’s Merola Grand Finale