"...Mary Feminear in the title role, [of Semele...is] a standout singer and performer, delivering the no less than nine varied and difficult arias with aplomb and some remarkable vocal fireworks."
Mary Feminear as Semele was beguiling, with a voluminous soprano that was bold, rich and nuanced. She displayed technical virtuosity paired with versatile acting and created a Semele that was sympathetic despite her greedy ambition to rise above her status. The heroine's hubris at presuming to be more than "human can be a real turn-off, but even when narcissistically singing "Myself I Shall Adore," Feminear somehow kept her character winningly relatable."
"Mary Feminear’s interpretation of Agnès was the standout performance...Her voice is rich and bright, and she made magic with her long notes, spinning them out, transforming them, turning them to gold. Her duet with the King was breathtaking – touched with real emotion... "
"Mary Feminear was the standout as a feisty Pamina, determined to avoid becoming a victim and matching the confident optimism of her character with a luminous vocal beauty"
- MUSICAL AMERICA