“Ms. Hargrove’s Acquanetta (‘I am your beautiful monster,’ she sings) is both mistress and captive of the close-ups in which she is usually framed.”
— Ben Brantley (New York Times). Acquanetta

The world premiere of Joseph C. Phillips’s mono-opera, The Grey Land at

Roulette Intermedium. Photo credit Wolf Daniel.

The soprano Rebecca L. Hargrove sings the sole role, portraying a black mother struggling to raise her son in modern America.

— Steve Smith (The New Yorker). The Grey Land
But all of the singers relished their characters’ quirks, from Lucas Levy as the nostalgic Italian father of the groom to Rebecca Hargrove’s imperious wedding planner.
— Donald Rosenburg (The Plain Dealer). A Wedding
Rebecca Hargrove’s soprano and Anthony P. McGlaun’s youthful tenor worked particularly well together.
— Jonathan Neufeld (The Post and Courier). Afram ou la Belle Swita
Rebecca Hargrove, who is moving, [while] only [singing] at the scene of the funeral, was about to steal the work.
— Javier Quirarte (Milenio). Porgy and Bess