Critical Acclaim

NYFOS: NEXT at Opera America

"Meredith Lustig - gave committed, sensitive performances that made strong cases for the works at hand"

     -Allan Kozinn, The Wallstreet Journal, February 2015

As Giannetta in NYCO's L'Elisir D'Amore

As Giannetta in NYCO's L'Elisir D'Amore

"Lustig conveyed a wide array of emotion and one got the sense that every turn brings an equally wide array of thoughts...This (Paul Moravec's Leslie's Aria, from The Letter) was a magnificent ending, giving Lustig many opportunities to display the beauty and capabilities of her instrument"

     -Sherri Rase, Qonstage, February 2015

An American Tragedy at The Glimmerglass Festival

"...Bella, Meredith Lustig, an outstanding dramatic presence in her supporting role."

         -Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post-Standard, July 2014

Il Matrimonio Segreto at Pittsburgh Opera

“The romantic leads are very well sung and portrayed by soprano Meredith Lustig as Carolina…Lustig has a glamorous vibrato and impressive range, plus a focus on the words that is never thrown by demands for agility.”

        -Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune, January 2013


New York Festival of Song at Merkin Hall

 “Meredith Lustig, a radiant soprano; …Parisians Abroad, the following segment, presented songs by French composers who had soaked up far-off cultures in various ways. The find here was “Un Sapin Isolé” (“A Lonely Fir Tree”) by Maurice Delage, composed in 1912 to a French translation of a Heine poem. The song evokes Indian ragas through spare intervals and spiraling lines in the piano part, and Ms. Lustig sang sultry, plaintive vocal lines above it.”

                                                        -Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, March 2012

 L’Elisir D’Amore at New York City Opera

“Another find is Meredith Lustig, whose bright soprano and eye-catching good looks make her a scene-stealer in the small, usually throwaway role of Giannetta.”

-Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2011

“As Giannetta, Meredith Lustig, a bright-voiced soprano, also made a mark in a company debut.  The role is a small one but allows the singer to shine in the delightful scene wherein Giannetta clandestinely informs the village girls of Nemorino’s inheritance, and Lustig made much of it.”

                                         -George Loomis, The Classical Review, March 23, 2011

                                                                                       Photo credit: Lindsay Hackney

                                                                                       Photo credit: Lindsay Hackney

“Meredith Lustig’s singing as Giannetta was well conceived and appealingly etched.”

                                          -Victor Wheeler,, March 2011

New York Festival of Song at Alice Tully Hall

“Ms. Lustig offered a sultry rendition of “Make the Man Love Me” from Arthur Schwartz’s ‘Tree Grows in Brooklyn’…Finishing on the West Coast with selections including Joni Mitchell’s ‘California,’ beautifully sung by Ms. Lustig.”

                                          -Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times, January 13, 2011

“We took leave of the Big Apple with soprano Meredith Lustig’s touching delivery of a song of unrequited love, ‘Make the Man Love Me’… We arrived, finally, in the Far West, with Joni Mitchell’s ‘California,’ with which the charms of Europe can’t compete, sung with clarity and directness by Lustig.”

-Bruce-Michael Gelbert,, January 13, 2011


New York Festival of Song at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater

“The soprano Meredith Lustig gave a suitably luminous rendition of Adam Guettel’s ‘Light in the Piazza.’”

-Steve Smith, The New York Times, January 18, 2008