"... was an ideal Meg Page, her mezzo lean and focused, her movements lithe and athletic"
- Opera News online

"Caitlin Mathes... sings (Dorothy Stang) with a remarkably inviting, directly communicative delivery, retaining both clarity and lyricism into her high register"
- Opera News


“Highlighting the show for richness of singing and convincing acting was mezzo Caitlin Mathes en travesti as Ruggiero…"
- Opera News online

" Caitlin Mathes was a standout as Mack’s Thursday girlfriend, especially in “Pirate Jenny," her bitter song of imagined revenge."
- Indiana Public Media

"Caitlin Mathes lent bright voice and presence as Falstaff's second target, Meg Page."
- The Oregonian

"In the role of the knight Rinaldo... Caitlin Mathes... deftly negotiated the leaps and ornaments of her showpiece arias while presenting a sympathetic presence on stage."
- The Oregonian


“The standout was Caitlin Mathes in the pants role of Ruggiero, whose natural acting ability, comic timing and vocal agility proved to be the total package. Her Act III triumphant aria, sung with hunting rifle and a horn obbligato, was stunning…"
- Cincinnati Enquirer


“…mezzo-soprano Caitlin Mathes brought saucy charm and tonal muscle to the part of Despina…"
- San Francisco Chronicle


“Mezzo-soprano Caitlin Mathes (Despina) is also someone to watch. …the clarity of the voice, and the wonderful way she moves her tall, slender frame, suggest that she could go quite far.
- San Francisco Classical Voice


“Caitlin Mathes and Paul Scholten excelled in their duet from Rossini's Barber, bringing just the right touch to the material and making it sound fresh. It's easy to dismiss Rossini since we're exposed to him so often, but when it's done well it's delightful- and this pair reminded us of that."
- San Francisco Chronicle

"what a joy to see Caitlin Mathes in the pants role of Idamante, singing with such charm and swaggering personality..."
- Cincinnati Enquirer

"Her acting was truly remarkable; never did one question that this fresh and pretty twenty-something singer was a nun living out her life from her late thirties till her death at seventy three."
- Operagasm

"As Sister Dorothy, Caitlin Mathes sings beautifully and has a presence that's earthy or ethereal as the occasion warrants."
- Backstage

"Caitlin Mathes was marvelous in the lead, with a warm clear voice and a calm grounded presence worthy of a martyr."
- Hudson Sounds