"Strikingly beautiful. ...excellent sound design...
Ms. Milo’s Nannerl is charming and funny... Ms. Milo has a balletic grace, and it’s easy to imagine her slender hands at the keys of a clavichord."
New York Times
"The lost genius of Mozart's sister"
"This is a gem of a show... beautifully designed... [Milo’s] face gleams with passion for the story of Nannerl, whom she becomes - clever, witty, frustrated, sometimes hysterical."
The Stage (London)
"With an emotional precision that captures and rewards attention throughout, Sylvia Milo rescues Nannerl’s genius from the historical shadow of her brother’s … dazzling, original performance … superb sound design…hauntingly beautiful compositions... the dress is worthy of a gallery installation all its own."
Los Angeles Times (Critic's Pick)
"fascinating... dreamlike... an arresting depiction"
"...fascinating and irresistibly intelligent... Frenetic tremolo of a harpsichord becomes the fluttering of a fan... It is beautiful."
"Milo has crafted a version of Nannerl's experiences with heartbreaking compassion for the artist she might have been."
"The Other Mozart is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen. ...breathtaking 18-foot dress...extraordinarily vivid and emotive soundscape... This show is the height of theatrical achievement. ...you simply must see this production."
Theater is Easy
"The Big Stars of Experimental Theater"
The Wall Street Journal
"Best Theatre of 2013"
Berkshire on Stage
"One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations... Sylvia Milo has brought off a tour de force in creating such an absorbing, intelligent, and sure-footed entertainment on such a subject. ...an exalted plane of expression and elegance we associate with the great actresses of the pre- and post-war period... eloquent lighting... sophisticated and well-judged score... sureness of the direction... most brilliant and absorbing."
New York Arts
"Miss Milo is quite mesmerizing... She is also quite the vixen with a sharp sense of humor... Sylvia Milo is breathtakingly beguiling as Maria Anna."
Oscar E Moore
"Judi Herman interviews Sylvia Milo and Janice Orlandi in London"
Theatre Voice (London)
"Beautifully written... As Nannerl, Milo is immensely graceful, thoughtful, focused... The actress makes her character’s experience immediate and visceral... Characterization of Nannerl is immensely appealing. Pace couldn’t be better; we witness thinking... I can’t sufficiently praise the concept and manifestation of the dress... Original Music by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen is rich and evocative. Sounds create metallic abrasion, out of sync clockwork, an automaton, a music box."
Woman Around Town
"Beautiful? The word isn’t adequate. Unique? A cliché. Powerful? Immensely. Emotional? Deeply. Funny and fun. Sad and desperate. . . . So much brilliance in one night. . . . only one thing left to say. BRAVO!"
"Sylvia Milo’s luscious depiction . . . eschews the dreaded bio-adaptation problem . . . with class and evocative energy. . . . graceful sophistication. . . . a surprisingly deep and penetrating analysis of the life of Wolfgang’s older sister. ...She sometimes resembles the dancing girl in the center of a music box, an impression that’s underscored by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen’s tinkling score. "
Stage and Cinema (NYC)
"Sylvia Milo has created a beautiful play... This is theater at its very best and not to be missed... Samantha Hoefer as Nannerl delivers a tour de force performance, utterly captivating from beginning to end... The show works on every level, all the elements — light, sound, costume — coming together to aid Hoefer in her forceful performance... original compositions by Nathan Davis and Davis’s brilliant sound design emotionally underscoring Hoefer at virtually every point... The gorgeous scenic design — which it turns out is actually costume design (brilliantly designed by Magdalena Dabrowska and Miodrag Guberinic)... the exquisite lighting design of Joshua Rose.... a brilliant, unified piece of theatrical art."
"THE OTHER MOZART is a must-see masterpiece. SYLVIA MILO gives an astonishingly brilliant performance. (...) Costume design and set design are outstanding (...) THE OTHER MOZART is pure pleasure on every level."
Off-BroadWay - Electronic Link Journey
"The Other Mozart is a poignant reminder that, for many centuries, and even millennia, one precondition to the status of genius was being male—and we have lost uncounted works of genius by that arbitrary fact."
Feminist in the Concert Hall (by Liane Curtis)
"Milo’s performance was spry and witty, turning what could have been simply a revisionist complaint into a penetrating portrait of the Mozart who might have been."
The Valley Advocate
"The massive amount of research Milo has done for this project is astounding. The facts of this woman’s life are truly fascinating. (...) fiercely talented director, Isaac Byrne (...) one of the most stunning stage pictures I’ve seen in years."
Theater Pizzazz (NYC)
"The divas of the 70s, the pinups and pop stars of the 1980s had great big hair. But they had nothing on Maria Anna Mozart. Her 18th century beehive went up for miles. And her prodigious musical talent went even further."
CBC Radio interview with Sylvia Milo and Nathan Davis
"One-Woman Show Focuses On Mozart's Little-Known, Older Sister"
"Rather than subsume or subordinate her subject as a domestic relation of Amadeus Mozart, Milo’s theatre piece emancipates Nannerl. She gives the subject of her play the autonomy she never had during her life, and allows her first and foremost to be a musician."
"They wear hoop skirts in Hamilton. They wear hoop skirts in The King and I. And there's another contender this awards season with a hoop skirt. A much smaller show, but a much larger skirt."
2015 Awards Season Broadway World Interview
"Through Milo's layered and beautiful performance, brilliant lighting and atmospheric sound design, Nannerl's tale is told with heartbreaking beauty."
New England Entertainment Digest
"This is feminist theatre with girlish allure."
"Not only did THE OTHER MOZART tell a fascinating and important story – but it did so most theatrically.
I loved the concept of Nannerl literally allowing her world to be proscribed by the circumference of her dress.
(...) here the brilliance of director Isaac Byrne literally shines.
(...) When she did begin to get up in the dress, I thought there might be a small hydraulic lift beneath her. But in fact she raised herself and walked in that enormous, prop-filled skirt all on her own muscle power. The reality and the visual effect were really impressive."
Berkshire on Stage
"...this acclaimed actress (writer, composer, jazz/rock violinist) has a stunning one-woman production loaded in the chamber."
East Alabama Arts
"Overshadowed by her brother, Nannerl Mozart was a talent in her own right."
Charleston City Paper
"The Gilded Cage: Origami, tulle and metaphor create a dress that is costume, cage and set piece in The Other Mozart"
Stage Directions feature by Lisa Mulcahy
"THE OTHER MOZART Set for All for One Festival at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre"
"Interview with Sylvia Milo for Polish news, NDTV"