Maria in West Side Story with Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group:
"...vocally and dramatically, Sophie Salvesani, who from the first moment succeeds in bringing the inner glow, the suffering and the turmoil of Maria to the viewer's perceptions, especially charms the audience." (Translated)
- Elbmargarita, April 2019
"... Sophie Salvesani exhibits a heavenly soprano voice. Her high C at the end of “Tonight Quintet” is to die for...Salvesani’s highly focused performance ensures that Maria’s journey from impatient, wide-eyed girl to dreamy lover to broken young woman (which takes place over a mere two days) is as authentic as it is impactful."
- Simon Parris, Man in a Chair, April 2019
"...Sophie Salvesani is an absolutely stunning Maria. Her youth gives a beautifully authentic performance in such a well known character."
- Gabi Bergman, Aussie Theatre, April 2019
"Sophie Salvesani (Maria) easily navigated the demands of the score, and her clear soprano soared in her duets with Tony...Maria could be something of a one-dimensional character, but Salvesani imbues her performance with wit, charm and warmth, especially performing the iconic "I feel pretty", which can come off as trite, but her Maria and her friends add just the right amount of verve and mischief. Salvesani allows Maria to grow through both the thunderclap of first (and forbidden) love, and the tragedy she suffers as a result to become a moral force in the final scene, begging for the endless cycle of violence to stop."
- Alex Armstrong, Stage Whispers, April 2019
Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with the Empire Theatre:
"...it was Sophie Salvesani’s effortless soprano trills in Poor Wandering One as Mabel that brought thunderous audience applause..."
- Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers, March, 2018
Cosette in Les Misérables with the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company:
"...delivered a nuanced, often hilarious, and deeply heartfelt performance. The heightened melodrama Toft and Salvesani gave to their rendition of A Heart Full of Love gave the number the nuance and lift it needed to deliver."
- Shane Webb, Theatre People, September, 2017
"Sophie Salvesani (Cosette) and William Toft (Marius) were the epitome of young lovers, bringing youthful desire to A Heart Full of Love..."
- Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers, September, 2017
Pearly Blossom in The Spring Heeled Terror of Stepney Green with the Centenary Theatre Group:
"The large cast of twelve all join in with this music hall approach to the production with the sweet
lilting voice of the gentleman’s entertainer Pearly Blossom (Sophie Salvesani)..."
-Dr Gemma Regan, 4ZZZ, July 2017