Great Scott (world premiere Dallas Opera 2015, San Diego Opera 2016)
Classical Voice North America:
"(Joyce) DiDonato was a wonder. And thanks to director Jack O'Brien and choreographer John de los Santos, here acting and movement - everyone's really - was dynamic and convincing."
"Really, the best and most knowing backstage humor is contained in choreographer John de los Santos’ little ballet sequence, which Arden rehearses perfunctorily."
"The choreography, by John de los Santos, does a wonderful job of the dance at the disastrous rehearsal and the finished opera."
San Diego Story:
"Choreographer John de los Santos devised a perfectly (and purposely) tacky pre-earthquake dance with four male dancers and a large ewer. ...they were mesmerizing."
"The witty choreography of the campy 'Fountain Dance' (in which everything at first goes wrong) is the work of John de los Santos."