Il Ballo delle Ingrate at (le) Poisson Rouge with Musica Nuova:
"CAPACITY CROWD...IMAGINATIVE STAGING...ENGAGING PERFORMANCE."
--The New York Times
Full Article: http://nyti.ms/1G9kMRH
Il Ballo delle Ingrate was also featured in the New Yorker and streamed live worldwide.
The Threepenny Opera at Amarillo Opera:
"AN EXCELLENT PRODUCTION, BEAUTIFULLY SUNG AND ACTED, THAT CAUGHT THE SPIRIT OF THE WORK."
Full Article: http://bit.ly/1JsnKG5
The Companion with American Opera Projects & American Modern Ensemble:
"WELL-DIRECTED, TIGHTLY COMPOSED, INTENSELY ACTED, AND PRECISELY STAGED...GRIPPINGLY ENTERTAINING...PUNCHY, NOT-A-MOMENT-WASTED...CREATING A RHYTHM THAT HELD THE AUDIENCE TRANSFIXED."
--Seen and Heard International
"EFFORTLESSLY FUNNY, CLEVER, AND DEEPLY RESONANT...AN ENTERTAINING AND MEANINGFUL THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE...RECEIVED HEARTY APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE."
"...AN INNOVATIVE--AND YES, OCCASIONALLY EXPLOSIVE--COCKTAIL OF OPERA BUFFA, SEX COMEDY, SCIENCE FICTION, PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY AND SOCIAL COMMENTARIES...WILDLY, YET SMARTLY, ENTERTAINING."
--Classical Music Rocks.net
"A HIGHLY ENJOYABLE COMIC OPERA."
"CONTINUOUSLY ENTERTAINING...THE COMPANION MAKES ONE YEARN TO SEE THE REST OF THE WORK TO WHICH IT BELONGS."
--Garden State Journal
La Clemenza di Tito with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble:
"MAKES TITO RELEVANT...EMPHASIZING DRAMA, INTRIGUE, AND SEXUAL AMBIGUITY OVER POWER POLITICS."
Walker's design concept of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with set designer David Meyer and costume designer Grace Trimble was a winner of Opera America's Tobin Director-Designer Showcase grant. Their design presentation at Opera America's 2013 Annual Conference was streamed live worldwide and watched by over 18,000 people.
Walker's production of Uncomfortable Sex won Best Production at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's International Theatre Festival.