...The stunning mezzo Shirin Eskandani... "Non piu mesta" was extraordinary; her singing is joyous and she seems incapable of making an unmusical phrase.
— Opera News


Mezzo-soprano Shirin Eskandani's robust turn as the Composer in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" marked her as a talent to watch.
— San Francsisco Gate


A Canadian mezzo from an Iranian family, Eskandani dazzled in an amazing transformation from the woebegone Mignon (Ambroise Thomas) to a vibrant Rosina (Barber of Seville). With fine French diction in the former and beguiling presence in the latter, Eskandani exhibited the right and proper vocal approach as well to each of the two very different roles.
— San Francisco Classical Voice