"When the captivating and supplely voiced mezzo Melissa Collom sang Orsini’s “Nella fatal di Rimini,” it felt like she was really just an expert raconteur briefly occupying a get-together’s center of attention. The Prologue aria was strongly and dramatically performed..."

- Opera News


"Maffio Orsini, sung with an appealing amber mezzo by Melissa Collom, ... is now [Gennaro’s] on-again, off-again girlfriend — and it is clear that when the relationship is on, Maffio dominates."

- New York Times