"Not since Frank Sinatra has someone made me enthusiastic about listening to love songs."
-Christina Jeter, The Urban Twist
As Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel (Pittsburgh Opera)
“Visually, Ashley Fabian was a perfect Gretel, full of youthful zest. Her voice was absolutely beautiful in the middle range where most of the role sits […] Their prayer in the forest was simple, still and absolutely lovely.”
- Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International
“[…] the performance was satisfying from a vocal point, with Corrie Stallings and Ashley Fabian blending their voices effectively in the title roles. […] they charmed the ears and eyes, which counted for much.”
- George B. Parous, Pittsburgh in the Round
As Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (Hudson Opera Theater)
"Fabian kept us engaged all night as her bright hopes descended into madness and despair. Her gorgeous and perfectly controlled coloratura tugged at my heart as her brave inexperience faltered at the hands of cruel manipulation and deception. Her mad scene was masterful. [...] Alternating between near lucidity and total psychosis, Fabian made us believe she saw and heard people and things that were not there."
-Christine Chase, Basso Buff
As Barbarina in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Pittsburgh Opera)
"Ashley Fabian, as Barbarina, a character who makes her first appearance late in the opera, displayed a voice and stage manner well worth the wait."
-George B. Parous, Pittsburgh in the Round
As Mme. Silberklang (Bettie) in Mozart's The Impresario (Central City Opera)
"Ashley Fabian, as the younger soprano (with the comical name Bettie Braswell) is a joy to watch and hear."
-Kelly Dean Hansen, Daily Camera
As Shepherd Boy in Puccini's Tosca (Central City Opera)
"Ashley Fabian was the sweet-voiced, utterly natural sounding Shepherd."
-James Sohre, Opera Today
In recital (Charleston, SC)
"Ashley Fabian [...] displayed her pleasure of being on stage, along with the first full twirl I have ever witnessed by a soprano. I kinda liked that little touch, but not nearly as much as her final notes that reached the rooftop."
-Peter Ingle, Charleston Today