Songbook VI - Tapestry Opera, Toronto - February 2016
"In two scenes that couldn't have differed more, soprano Whitney Mather was charming and tragic, and constantly drawing in her audience. She showed some exciting vocal chops in "And So I Killed a Man" from The Laurels, by Jeffrey Ryan and Michael Lewis MacLennan, played by pianist David Eliakis; later, she sang in the second of two scenes from She Sees Her Lover in the Light of Morning, and she had our hearts."
Jenna Douglas, schmopera.com
"One of the best things about new opera is that it tackles new subject matter that is relevant to our 21st-century lives. The excerpt fromShe Sees Her Lover in the Light of the Morning, was a perfect example. Mezzo-Soprano Suzette Janse Rensburg, Soprano Whitney Mather, and pianist Natasha Fransblow gave a charming and relatable performance that captured the awkwardness, hopefulness, and vulnerability of the morning after."
Kiera Grant, Mooney on theatre
"There was a lot to like in many of the other pieces too. Sara Schabas (particularly the Wisdom Aria from Nigredo Hotel), Shauna Yarnell, Whitney Mather and Katherina Utochkina all impressed at times."
John Gilks, operaramblings.wordpress.com