Reviews

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The Herald Read here

Fringe Review talks to Maria Tecce – Read here

Remote Goat Review – Read here

“A purring delight of velvet-voiced seduction…mischevious, melancholy…
A remarkably talented artist and songs you wish you could hear more of.”
Mary Brennan, The Herald

“Impressive, strong, and defiant… she truly shines and leaves the audience
wanting more… Maria Tecce is a voice to listen out for in the future.”
Edinburgh Spotlight

“What this Diva wants this Diva gets! A great venue, band to die for, shed loads
of class and old fashioned glamour. Her gypsy music is breathtaking”
Sharron Colvin, One4Review

“Astonishing.” The Scotsman

“Beguilingly tender and vulnerable… Magical… Electric performance… She doesn’t simply hold command over the stage, she takes possession of the entire Supper Room at the Assembly… Sheer power, not of cabaret but of theatre drenched in the essence of musical mastery. Yes, it was that good.”
Paul Levy, Fringe Review

“A total striptease without removing so much as a shoe.”
The Observer

“Fabulous!”
The Scotsman

“Elegant, cool, seductive… Kill for tickets if you have to.”
The Prague Post

“Sheer theatrical brilliance.” The Times

“Devastatingly sensual.” Metro

“Tecce dares and wins.” The Independent

“Audrey Hepburn channeling Eartha Kitt…
a tour-de-force performance.” The Boston Herald

“Maria Tecce stole the show.” The Times

The Herald, Scotland
“A purring delight of velvet-voiced seduction…mischevious, melancholy…
A remarkably talented artist and songs you wish you could hear more of.”
Mary Brennan, The Herald.

Fringe Review ( ***** 5 stars)
“Beguilingly tender and vulnerable… Magical… Electric performance… She doesn’t
simply hold command over the stage, she takes possession of the entire Supper Room
at the Assembly… Sheer power, not of cabaret but of theatre drenched in the essence
of musical mastery. Yes, it was that good.”
Paul Levy, Fringe Review

One4Review: ‘Maria Tecce – Strapless’
“What this Diva wants this Diva gets! A great venue, band to die for, shed loads of class
and old fashioned glamour. Her gypsy music is breathtaking”
Sharron Colvin

The List (Miles Fielder) (* * * * 4 stars)
“She’s certainly got a great feel for the foreign material, belting out the songs
with genuine passion and interpreting others with real tenderness.
And her performing of a smattering of English language numbers is no less riveting
… [Tecce] is both captivating and very seductive.”

“Sheer class…haunting.”
The Herald (Rob Adams) * * * * 4 stars

“Maria Tecce is a Siren; beautiful, chic and enticing… Pure emotive bliss.”
AllTheFestivals.com (Magnus Huntly-Grant) * * * * 4 stars

“Maria Tecce can switch from froideur to scalding meltdown in seconds…
a total striptease without removing so much as a shoe. ”
The Observer (Fiona Maddocks)

“A voice to melt butter and a repertoire of classics to die for.”
The List

“Bostonian Maria Tecce is one of the highlights of Europe’s smart and adventurous
cabaret scene. Her cheekbones can slice a man’s ego in half, her smile could thaw Siberia,
and the way she might direct her finely sculpted eyebrows at you is only frightening.”
The Times

Maria Tecce at Baránická Rychta, Praque
Steffen Silvus, The Prague Post, June 2, 2007:

I’m probably not the best person to consult about Maria Tecce, as I’ve become a devoted fan of this Prague Fringe star over the last couple of years. What else can I say, other than the world, as wretched and vile as it currently is, still seems like a glamourous place when Tecce stands mic-side in the centre of some come-what-may place to sing? And here she is again, in a Jezebel-scarlet gown turning the strangewedding hall of Baracnicka rychta into a passable twin for El Morocco. Tecce devotes the evening to the torch song, that sub-genre of blues about love that’s gone wrong or gone on too long, with the occasional side-trip into le Jazz hot vampery. There’s also much of Tecce’s great humour on the bill, particularly her own reworking of “These are a Few of My Favourite Things,” something bound to horrify the fans of Miss Julie Andrews. “Lush Life,” “How High the Moon,” the soundtrack of a more elegant age, and the perfect grace note to the exciting, theatrical scruffiness of the Fringe.