Rachel Policar: In the News Media


Gilda, Rigoletto, Anchorage Opera 

"...As Rigoletto's daughter Gilda...Policar's top notes were especially notable" 

                    -Anchorage Daily News, Mike Dunham

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Gala, Honoring Liev Schrieber

"...young performers with dazzling voices, Rachel Policar"

                    -BroadwayWorld, Stephen Sorokoff

Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi, ARE Opera

 "Lauretta, beautifully sung by Rachel Policar who gave us a lovely "O mio babbino caro""
                    -Voce di Meche, Meche Kroop

The Golden Bride (Di Goldene Kale) - National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

“Policar's rendition of Goldele is outstanding. Her crystal clear voice, well balanced register, and solid technique pull our attention to her every time she's on stage—which is, luckily, quite often.”

                            -The Easy, Mateus Ciucci Ferreira


“I, for one, was rooting for Misha and Goldele as a couple from the first time they sang together, in the love song “My Goldele,” if only so we’d get to hear their voices together again…Ms. Policar and Mr. Johnson supply the show’s greatest vocal richness…When Goldele sings a lullaby she remembers from earliest childhood, Ms. Policar colors it with intensity and pain.”

                            -The New York Times, Laura Collins-Hughes


“Goldele, played by the opera-trained Rachel Policar, is a standout”

                            -Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Curt Schleier


 “Delightful as Goldele is -- especially as played by the lovely, silver-voiced Rachel Policar…Policar is a warm and winsome personality, her voice caressing such numbers as "My Godele,"

                             -Lighting and Sound America, David Barbour


“Goldele, played by Rachel Policar (and where has her stunning silvery voice been all my life?)”

                             -BlogCritics, Jon Sobel


“Policar and Johnson, playing the central couple, are equally adept with regard to the show’s airier moments, and they also sound superb. Her delicate soprano and his commanding tenor serve Rushinsky’s lush melodies beautifully, and when their voices combine the effect is sublime.”

                             -American Theatre Web


“The cast could scarcely be bettered vocally or dramatically. Policar and Johnson have really gorgeous voices, the former more than up to the virtuosity her role demands”

                             -Operetta Research Center, Harry Forbes


“The actors, most of whom don’t know Yiddish and so perform their parts phonetically, are excellent, led by Policar, who has major operatic chops, her voice echoing beautifully throughout the theater” 

                              -This week in New York


“Equally enthralling were the glorious operatically trained voices of Rachel Policar as Goldele and Paul Muni-lookalike Cameron Johnson as Misha, who despite their unfamiliarity with Yiddish, in three weeks spoke and sung the language as if they’d grown up in Berdychiv”

                             -Theatre Pizzazz, Myra Chanin


“The show boasts some outstanding vocalists, its stars Ms. Policar, and Cameron Johnson…spring to mind.”

                            -Stage and Cinema, Dmitry Zvonkov