We consider ourselves lucky to work with clients who are stellar artists with something to say. Here's what a few of them have to say about working with Verismo!
Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago
2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award, 2015 Richard Tucker Award, 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World
Simply put, Beth Stewart is made of awesomesauce and magic. She’s imaginative in how to engage with companies and fans, incredibly prompt with her work, and consistently thinks ten steps ahead of me. Her work is inspiring, excellent, and satisfying in every way. I can’t imagine there being a better fit for me!
Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Opera House
2010 Francisco Viñas Competition Grand Prize, Audience Prize, and Tenor Prize
My experience with Verismo has been impeccable. Beth is efficient, professional, and positive. I’m not the most organized or enthusiastic when it comes to my online presence, and it is great to have someone patiently and gently nudging me. She does an excellent job – without a lot of input – and I think her work captures who I am as an artist.
Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater, Founder & Artistic Director of Refugee Orchestra Project
Solti Foundation US Award, World Opera Forum Representative, Taki Concordia Fellowship
Beth is exceptionally professional, intelligent, creative, and thorough. She enhances and shapes ideas so much more effectively than I am able to conceptualize, and she also recognizes things I don’t know I want – which means the end results are often even better than I could have imagined. She’s super responsive and on top of everything, and she has a complete understanding of the field. I absolutely love working with her!
Joel Ivany & Miriam Khalil | Against the Grain Records
Canadian Opera Company, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, LA Opera, Toronto Symphony
2019 Juno Awards Nominee: Classical Album of the Year, Multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards
We love working with Beth – she is incredibly versatile and her ability to streamline and focus our goals has led to better results than we ever could have imagined. On top of an extraordinary work ethic, she is an amazing writer and extremely creative in her execution. She’s also super kind, warm and easy to work with. She helped us launch our independent record label Against the Grain Records – and our first album Ayre Live – and she showed so much enthusiasm and dedication that we felt that she was just as invested as we were. The credibility that she infused into our album was powerful, and so was the recognition. Because of Beth, we had exceptional coverage, and the momentum of her work continued to build, leading to a 2019 Juno Awards nomination for Classical Album of the Year!
Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Santa Fe Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Seattle Opera
International Opera Award Nominee, Mabel Dorn Reeder Prize Winner
Beth is one of the most creative minds I've had the pleasure of knowing. It's hard to call her my "publicist" because she invests so much more than the job description suggests. Beth tells my story beautifully (in an aesthetically pleasing, tech-savvy way, which is beyond me!), but in a sense, she's also co-created it. She helps me pinpoint and better articulate my strengths and weaknesses, my mission as an artist, and how my unique gifts can positively impact the world. Beth's involvement in my life, artistically and personally, is invaluable. There's a reason I call her my "partner in inspiration"!
Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, English National Opera
2017 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award Winner, International Opera Award Nominee
You won’t find someone more committed to collaborating and achieving your artistic goals. I honestly didn’t think it was possible to like my site as much as I do, but I love how original and yet how simple it is. I’ve never seen a site like mine and I wouldn’t change a thing! Working with Verismo was better than I could’ve ever expected – it was a unique experience personalized to me to meet my goals.
Producer & Documentarian, Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera
Emmy® Award Winner, Best Historical Documentary
Beth Stewart is the kind of collaborator everyone dreams of – the one person who amplifies the entire project. I love her work and the way she conducts herself – she’s personable and always professional, she knows her own mind, and she communicates her expertise perfectly. She’s a brilliant mind, a hard worker, and an ace writer who knows her stuff and produces results. She’s just phenomenal – I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without her!
Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, National Gallery, Mozart Gemeinde
Created The Crossroads Project
Beth is amazingly talented in the myriad ways this work requires. Her ability to listen, synthesize, and inject her own artistic aesthetic while honoring all that we’re about is extraordinary. We continue to be amazed by her attention to detail and how incredibly responsive, thorough, knowledgeable, and fantastically fun she is!
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, New York Philharmonic
Hailed as "the Wagnerian voice we have been waiting for since Flagstad and Nilsson" (La Presse)
Beth Stewart is astounding. She strikes an absolutely perfect balance of caring and guiding, and also not pressuring or adding stress. I felt cared for and important from the very beginning of our work together. My site is exactly what I want – actually more than I knew I wanted. I will never go elsewhere.
Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera
Created lead roles in Doubt, The Manchurian Candidate, and JFK
Beth Stewart is the freaking best. To quote Mary Poppins, working with Verismo is "practically perfect in every way." Beth has the vision for my public image and the great design chops to make it happen. She has exceeded my expectations in all fields. I'm looking forward to more work together!
Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Canadian Opera Company
From the first moment that I met Beth I knew that I had met my match in gung-ho-ed-ness! She truly is ten steps ahead and was so available to me during the design process that she honestly made me feel like she was ONLY working with me. I continue to be truly impressed with how responsive she is. Working with Beth is fun, exciting, and educational – I admire her work ethic and the final product is something that I am truly proud of and excited about! With every interaction we have, Beth proves her intellect and skill.
Spoleto Festival USA, Florentine Opera, Virginia Opera, Pacific Symphony
Founder and Artistic Director of Young Artists of America, Executive Producer of I Am Anne Hutchinson / I Am Harvey Milk starring Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa
Beth has a clear vision of her role in her artists' lives and careers. She is classy, professional, thorough, and fun – a home run!