"In the title role, the mezzo-soprano Erica Papillion-Posey captured Carmen’s slinky sexiness, radiating allure and trouble without the diva-like overacting that sometimes attends the role. She had the vocal power to sing a soft, seductive "Habanera" in a hall-filling, rounded voice, lingering over the phrases as the men in the square watched. She snapped off the Spanish-style ornaments of the "Seguidilla", she was especially compelling in the lower register, where Carmen’s sultriness comes through, even as she’s reading her dark fate in the cards."
~David Fleshler, South Florida Classical Review
"No doubt, Erica Papillion-Posey is the best "Carmen" this city has seen in decades.
....wonderful voice....full of grace and sensuality...."
~Daniel Fernández, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Herald
"....Purely exciting and rich! ....great delivery of text...." ~Arte & Musica Magazine
"....Gorgeous, powerful voice!...." ~Dr. Juliana Bishop-Hoch, Loveland Opera Theatre
March 2012, mezzo soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey launched the first program in a three recital series entitled: An Evening of Classical Treasures. "….incredibly beautiful, engaging and warm…." were but some of the terms used by Dr. Arthur Jones, Founder & Chair Emeritus of The Spirituals Project, to describe her preparation and interpretation of the text.
Editorial, Opinion Articles and Reviews:
-"The Bumbry Effect," Uptempo Magazine, November 2012.
-"Lord of the Soprano," (review) Operagasm.com, January 26, 2011.
-"Le Pair-wee-zian State of Mind," Operagasm.com, December 30, 2010.
-"Peeling Paint OFF the Walls! Living and Singing Fit," Operagasm.com, December 8, 2010.
-"Smells Like-FEAR, I Mean Music Theory," Operagasm.com, September 9, 2010.
-"Because my Schokolade is Beautiful- In Europe Too....," Operagasm.com, June 9, 2010.
-"Renee Fleming Goes Indie Pop....Whyeeeeee!?!," (review) Operagasm.com, May 31, 2010.
-"Separation Anxiety- A Family's- What If's....," Operagasm.com, May 26, 2010.
-"Website Plays to Younger Crowd" DU Today, May 23, 2010.
-"A Kasch Connection: The Importance of Student/Teacher Rapport," Operagasm.com, May 12, 2010.
-"Hormonal Question(s) for Singers....Yes Menstruation!!," Operagasm.com, April 28, 2010.
-"Stop Self-Sabotage and Commit," Operagasm.com, March 18, 2010.
-"An Open Letter to Ryan," Operagasm.com, February 3, 2010.
-"Get This Love Triangle," (review) Operagasm.com, January 19, 2010.