"Ms. Manich's staging was imaginative, freely mingling modern and antiquarian touches in the sets and costumes." [-New York Times]

"All this busyness successfully carries singers and audience through the more static elements of Anacréon in particular and also adds to the intimacy of opera that's now virtually lost in the present day penchant for grandeur." [-Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise, Australia]

Pigmalion 2017 (photo by Patrick Boland)

"Manich's lively staging meshes pathos and bathos with quirky touches."[-New York Times]

"Manich was mainly concerned with exploring the protagonists’ inner worlds rather than delving into other issues such as power, politics and war. Her light directorial touch ensured she succeeded, keeping us riveted to the emotional concerns of the characters." [-The Australian]