"Both female leads excel, with Ms. (Moldovan) later delivering a searing version of “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me” that is a highlight of the show."
New York Times, Aileen Jacobson
"Trista Moldovan is serene, beautiful, with a voice that instantly creates a hush over the room. No one wants to interrupt the beauty of her singing. Her solo number “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me” is sultry and spellbinding."
Dan's Hamptons, Genevieve Horsburgh
"Ms. Moldovan and Ms. Alter were fantastic in their roles. Their stunning performance of "Sisters", complete with blue dresses and large feathered fans, in the first act was an audience favorite."
Broadway World, Melissa Giordano
"The ladies present gorgeous vocals on their featured songs, and Moldovan in particular creates a fully developed character in her brief moments onstage."
Talkin' Broadway, Ann Miner
"Libby Servais, as Martha, and Trista Moldovan, as Abigail, contribute welcome bright notes..."
Pittsburgh City Paper, Ted Hoover
GUYS AND DOLLS
"Young and shining, Trista Moldovan's beautiful soprano soars in her portrayal of the dutiful Sarah Brown. Her transformation from fastidiously buttoned-up Bible-thumper to woman carried away by good, old-fashioned desire driven love sultry Havana is a delight. When she sings "If I Were a Bell" she practically levitates on the high notes."
Vero Beach Arts and Theater
"As Sarah Brown, Ms. Moldovan's alternating joy and distress at falling for such a sinner (Burke Moses) was touching and endearing."
Vero Beach Hometown News
"His performance (Burke Moses) was a great match to the phenomenal singing voice of Trista Moldovan as Capt. Sarah Brown."
"Trista Moldovan finds a tender but strong essence Sarah Brown, the missionary who tries to save the souls of all the wicked gamblers and street hustlers in 1950 New York City. Moldovan played Christine in Broadway's national tour of "Phantom of the Opera. As one would expect, she brings a glorious, sweet voice to "I'll Know." But she is thoroughly winning in "If I Were a Bell," in which Brown, who has become accidentally tipsy on alcohol, sings how happy she is to finally discover some fun in life and a man to love."
Vero Beach Extreme Culture
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
"Virtually stealing the show from the very outset, though, is Trista Moldovan as Maggie. Though her rapid-fire delivery is enough to make you dizzy, she's as simply Southern as could possibly be desired and an excellent mix of ambition and frustration."
“Maggie is played with spot on smoldering authenticity by Trista Moldovan…”
North Little Rock Times
“The last image of Maggie’s pyrrhic victory, where she will make Brick give her the child she wants (“make this lie a truth” she says), closes with a forlorn look on look on Ellison’s face….It’s beautiful. It’s incredibly sad. It will stay with you long after the show is over.”
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Broadway National Tour
“Trista Moldovan, as spellbound Christine, has a lovely, crystalline soprano that underlines the character's innocent yet troubled heart. It's not hard to understand what the Phantom sees in his beauteous protege.”
"Moldovan is great as the naïve Christine. She’s able to be vulnerable one minute and powerful in the next. As a heroine, she comes across as gentle and people can empathize."
Entertainment Today (Los Angeles)
"The cast itself, particularly the leads in this closing tour, are just terrific....As the young lovers caught in the Phantom's crosshairs, Moldovan and MacLaughlin are also wonderful and swoon-worthy. All three have truly powerful, amazing voices as well."
BroadwayWorld.com (Los Angeles)
"Trista Moldovan,lovely to look at with a lovely soprano, is Christine, the object of the Phantom's unrequited affection. The chemistry between Gleason and her is so strong that you find yourself hoping she will fall in love with the Phantom instead of going back to Raoul..."
"The touring company of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," anchored by the sexy smoulder between the Phantom (Tim Martin Gleason) and his ingenue Christine (Trista Moldovan), doesn't feel the least bit tired. Gleason and Moldovan...heighten Christine's sexual awakening and the Phantom's twisted lust . Gleason and Moldovan are particularly effective in the two songs that form the musical's backbone, "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Music of the Night." "
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Trista Moldovan’s soprano voice was lovely, clear and expressive....her Christine was totally believable as a young woman caught between her greatest opportunity and, potentially, her most treacherous threat."
Dayton Daily News
"Her silvery, swooping soprano is beautifully suited to “Think of Me” and “I Remember,” and she and (Tim Martin) Gleason send their slow-boiling duet, “The Point of No Return,” to a passionate peak."
Lansing City Pulse
"Trista Moldovan does a beautiful job, vocally, physically, and emotionally, portraying the heroine Christine...(the role) requires great range to enact believably, and Moldovan also gives Christine a spine and a sense of fun, joy, and adventure."
Phoenix New Times
"(Trista) provides a soft, gentle flame, full of warmth and brightness, drawing the audience in like dazzled insects."
The Examiner (Austin)
"Trista Moldovan, as Christine, reveals a combination of assured acting and a bright, silvery voice capable of elegant expressive nuance; her sweet phrasing of "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" elevates that workaday number considerably."
The Baltimore Sun
"It's great fun to see a real-life unknown grab that spotlight, and more than her fair share of applause. Moldovan is adorable, her voice pure, her mien demure. This ingénue is news.”
“Trista Moldovan as Christine possesses a voice as lovely as she is. Both Cudia and Moldovan act and strike poses in the purple style required by this bosom-heaving gothic romance, but they exercise restraint in a way few of their cohorts manage to do. And they sound glorious.”
San Francisco Examiner
“Moldovan is stunning in all respects. Her strong, crystal-clear voice mellifluously dominates the theater throughout the performance. And she is stunningly beautiful --- making it easy to see why the Phantom fell in love with her. In the production’s most demanding role, Moldovan is a constant presence on stage and adds a dimension to the evening which makes it more than just memorable.”
“Obviously, we expect the voices to be perfect and they are…..but most exciting is to see the electric charge to Gleason’s Phantom and Moldovan’s Christine, the indication that there appears to be stretching and exploration of the inherent complexities of two well-known characters.”
“As Christine. Trista Moldovan’s voice soars like a nightingale. Youthful, demure, feminine and powerful, her performance in “Angel of Music” and her bewitchment by the Phantom cuts like a knife through the heart.”
“Trista Moldovan proves herself an equally strong actress and vocalist in the role of Christine that demands an exorbitant amount of stage time and the qualifying ability to hit a high “E“ note in the score.”
“As mistress Carla, Trista Moldovan is decked out in a black-lace body stocking, so hot she could pop old Federico (Fellini) out of his crypt. She invests so much sensuality in “A Call from the Vatican” that the pope’s specs may still be fogged over.”
“Victoria Bussert’s elegant production of Nine, the musical based on Fellini’s autobiographical 8 ½, has several brilliant components which put it a cut above even the Broadway original….Trista Moldovan’s sexy Carla could melt the paint off walls.”
“Trista Moldovan displays both enticing pipes and pulchritude as mistress Carla.”
ME AND MY GIRL
“The gorgeous Trista Moldovan can act, move and sing (in Eliza Doolittle Cockney or transformed English) and would be a major addition to any show on or off Broadway.”
John Esche, Online
“In the crucial roles of Bill…and Sally, his gal from back in Lambeth, Patrick Boyd and Trista Moldovan were just right.”
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
“Moldovan makes a startling transition during Act 2 from a docile girl so belittled by her mother that she believes she has no talent to the tantalizing queen of burlesque who absolutely dominates the stage.”
Arkansas Times, Christy L. Smith
“It was Gypsy Rose Lee who was said to have put the tease in striptease, and oh does Moldovan accomplish that in one scene using a stage curtain.”
Arkansas Times, Jim Harris
“My favorite dramatic moments were between Ms. Roth and Ms. Moldovan (whose transformation from “one of the boys” to “strip star” is accomplished with just the right mix of dazzle for the audience and self-discovery for the character). The reversal of roles for mother and daughter was touchingly acted.”
“Billie, brilliantly and comically played to the hilt by Trista Moldovan…it’s all in her gestures, her timing and seductive movement.”
“…Trista Moldovan was totally captivating. Talented and resourceful to the extreme this fine actress combines wispy looks, squeaky voice and waddle walks to convey a woman who convincingly projects ‘I’m stupid and I like it.’”
“On the distaff side, as Satan’s uncooperative minion Lola, Trista flashes sex and vulnerability like alternating traffic signals.”