CRITICS CHOICE - OPERA NEWS MARCH 2017
"...Narucki is a Ninja warrior in her ability to traverse this unrelentingly difficult (both musically and emotionally) hour-long work with such immersive passion and intensity... the astoundingly virtuosic players—Pablo Gómez on guitar, Aleck Karis on piano and Ayano Kataoka on percussion—are vital to the success of the performance. This piece is bracingly fresh, continuously fascinating and deeply disturbing; somehow, though, you emerge with a sense of optimism that, in the proper hands, ghastly human tragedies can result in great art. —Joshua Rosenblum
"... This is powerful, compelling, excruciatingly dramatic music....The performance seems ideal. Narucki manages the huge vocal and dramatic demands with ease... Her instrumental partners are completely committed and perform brilliantly....This is a work of art that demands engagement...chilling, at moments horrifying, but, yes, rewarding... this one is highly recommended." - Henry Fogel, Fanfare
"The four scenes of this viscerally gripping chamber opera, scored for just four performers to Jorge Vilpi’s no-holds-barred libretto, are by four different composers...
..the soprano Susan Narucki, who commissioned the project for the University of California at San Diego, commands as the various women in an operatic tour-de-force, but credit must go too to her more-than-accompanists: guitarist Pablo Gomez, pianist Aleck Karis and percussionist Ayano Kataoka, whose contributions are just as individually and collectively vital....
Cuatro Corridos is a remarkable achievement. The performance is superb and Bridge’s recording a triumph."