Starry Night, Gala Concert honoring Florence Birdwell, with Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, Lara Teeter and Barbara DeMaio Caprilli, Oklahoma City, OK, 2007
Brodway, March 31, 2007
“…he was followed by Barbara DeMaio Caprilli, whose career has been in opera but who might have had major success in theater: after singing two of Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs and Eboli’s aria “O don fatale” from Verdi’s DON CARLO, Caprilli revealed in the chance to belt with a really exciting “Some People” from GYPSY — based on that performance, I’d have no hesitation in paying to see her Mama Rose.”
Payne County Line, April 7, 2007, Rick Rogers
“Soprano Barbara DeMaio Caprilli explored a different path to success by establishing an impressive operatic career in Europe. Evidence of that was demonstrated in two of Barber’s “Hermit Songs,” which she followed with an aria from Verdi’s “Don Carlo.”
The audience roared with approval after she tossed off this rangy aria with ease. She then belted out “Some People,” Mama Rose’s take-charge anthem from “Gypsy.” Lyric Theatre need look no further than Caprilli the next time it plans to mount this classic musical.”

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