"Mia Bonnewell’s Phyllis is a forceful stage presence and a lovely singer as well, and we’re left wishing she had more to do."
- Ted Hoover,
Pittsburgh City Paper
"Mia Bonnewell, Billy Wayne Coakley and Alexandra Aks did vocal justice to Aline, Alexis and Constance."
- Christopher Rawson,
"The students at Markham Elementary thoroughly enjoyed the singing and impromptu acting of the artists who performed for them yesterday. In fact, they found out that one of the Pittsburgh Opera performers was Mia Bonnewell, a former Markham student ... and a former music student of Mrs. Fox. That earned Mia a big Markham Brava!"
- Mt. Lebanon School District
'“You never know what the kids will come up with,' laughs Mia Bonnewell, Pittsburgh Opera teaching artist who is also a Mt. Lebanon resident who attended Markham School. 'You really have to know your craft and be familiar with the team playing that’s necessary for theater. And even though we use standard arias, we have to learn to perform them in creative ways.'"
- Opera Goes to School Interview
"Mia Bonnewell’s Casilda benefits from her sweet soprano and sincerity in a role that is quite engaging. As Luiz, Alexander Policicchio displays a great range as a romantic lead who is initially seen as a servant. When he declares his love for Casilda musically it’s heavenly, and his duets with Bonnewell are heart-warming as both their talent shines."
- Yvonne Hudson,
Pittsburgh in the Round