- "Within all of the metal and harshness of the world,
there was the
voice calling out to the Young Woman, daring her to keep going. Kirsten
is like a Siren from a dark sea, seducing the Young Woman to jump off
the ship... Kirsten is an amazing artist. Obviously she is a gifted
soprano with a powerful and beautiful voice. But she is also an amazing
performer. She knows how to use her whole body to tell a story, not
just her voice. I personally find her to be hypnotizing on stage and
she is really willing to make bold choices. I always look for excuses
to have her on the team." - interview of director Brenna Geffers by
Henrik Eger, DC Metro Arts (May 11, 2016) for Machinal.
- "Kirsten C. Kunkle's vocals are bewitching and she
gives a stand out performance as part of the solid ensemble." - Rebecca
Rendell, Talkin' Broadway (April 30, 2016) for Machinal.
piercing vocalizations performed by Kirsten C. Kunkle complement the
oneiric experience mourning the heroine’s struggle and introducing a
mystical, almost supernatural, element to the scenic reality."
and Cain Elliott-Maksymowiczon, PA
Theatre Guide (April 25, 2016) for Machinal.
nether-world noise, distinctive lighting, and ethereal vocalities,
including Kirsten Kunkle’s sublime singing, soundtrack a woman’s fight
for air." - Lisa
(April 26, 2016) for Machinal.
- "Her three ladies in waiting also had comedic chops
to match their vocal skills." - Michael J. Miller, Broad Street Review
(July 18, 2015) for The Magic Flute.
- "...A perfect vehicle for the resonant, mellifluous
voice of soprano Kirsten C. Kunkle" - Debra Miller, Phindie (September
15, 2014) for By You That Made Me, Frankenstein.
- "The best operatic performer...Kirsten C. Kunkle (Dr.
Frankenstein)" - David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer
(September 15, 2014) for By You That Made Me, Frankenstein.
- "With an intermezzo that features soprano Kirsten
Kunkle singing the "Music of the Spheres" (inspired
by a line from Poe’s memento-mori poem "The Conqueror Worm"), OPERA
MACABRE is sure to
capture all the "chilling suspense and lurid language" of the
19th-century-Gothic author." - Deb Miller, Stage Magazine (July 29,
2013) for Opera Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe.
- "Kunkle’s beautiful operatic voice marks a great
contrast to the other musical styles found in the show. It helps set
her character apart and establishes her as a force of her own." - Chris
Laning, Stage Magazine (October 23, 2013) for Carrie: The
- "Kirsten Kunkle used fiery dark tones to play the
dramatic gypsy woman, Zemfira" - Steve Cohen, Broad Street Review (July
22, 2012) for Aleko.
- "[Her] performance of the piece (Pasek &
Paul's Lying There) was magnificent" - Ivory
Nelson, Lincoln University president (2011).
- "Kirsten C. Kunkle was an effective Arnalta" -
Michael H. Margolin, OPERA (Volume 57, No. 4 - April, 2006) for L'incoronazione
- "Infectiously Vivacious" - Bowling Green
Sentinel-Tribune for The Gondoliers (2000).