“The success or failure of the show rests on the shoulders of the lead singer; at the beginning of Powder Her Face, there is little sympathy for the character, yet by the end while she has changed not a bit, there is grim admiration for her tanactiy. Soprano, Maire O’Brien made it all work.”
The Washington Post:
…she has both the stratospheric high notes and the raw courage to take on the “Dulcissimme!”
The New York Times:
…Maire O’Brien, whose Miss Jessel was also vivid and well sung.
The Irish Times:
…she showed a solid top and also revealed, particularly in the last act, moments of beguiling tenderness.