"The vocal performances were all up to the task, with some real standouts, including the singers who portrayed the two young lovers: Abigail Santos Villalobos, who has an appealing, floating soprano voice, as Amorita and tenor Daniel Montenegro as Luis."
"The singing was also first-rate. Lyric cast both mariachi as well as classically-trained singers who all offered committed and exciting performances. Abigail Santos Villalobos and Vanessa Alonzo were standouts among the women, both drawing their characters with convincing detail and gorgeous singing."
"Soprano Abigail Santos, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, sang radiantly in her appearances. She sailed through treacherous cascades of coloratura in her aria, "Rejoice greatly," while communicating its joy with a smile."
“Joining them was the young soprano Abigail Santos Villalobos, whom Keene discovered during an apprentice program at Santa Fe Opera last summer. She delivered an emotional, penetrating performance of selections from Handel's Giulio Cesare that was nothing short of stunning.” here
“Santos signaled the angel’s appearance to the shepherds in a pure, sweet voice, and there was a sense of excitement leading into “Glory to God,” In her aria “Rejoice,” Santos displayed spectacular virtuosity, rendering the word “peace” in a soothing comforting voice.” -Cincinnati Enquirer, Handel’s Messiah 2013.
Ultima Hora Ibiza
"Abigail Santos con su aterciopelada y segura impostacion, supo destacar con enorme acierto la expresividad que ya por si poetico texto de Colinas y bien entendido por Francoli estuvo en comunicacion franca y emotiva."
Music in Cincinnati
“… Abigail Santos Villalobos was soloist with Michael Chertock at the keyboard in “Cinco Canciones” following intermission. A setting of poetry by contemporary Spanish poet Antonio Colinas, it was deeply moving, its verses couched in music of affecting beauty, enhanced by Santos’ satiny voice.”