"One of the most daring and textually motivated designs in the contemporary Estonian Opera Theatre"

Teater.Muusika.Kino - February 2012

The striking stage pictures and illusions were made from practically nothing (Thaïs rising like a Venus from a sea shell and bathing in the foam, stage lights on a synthetic material giving an illusion of the glory of Alexandria, wonderful video installations depicting Athanaël's dreams, the refinement of costumes) and were well worthy of the musical concept.                                                                     

  Pärnu Postimees - May 26th 2009


Such productions as "Demon" by Mati Unt, but also " Thaïs" by Mai Murdmaa and Madis Nurms lift the festival "PromFest“ into the circle of major successes in Estonian opera.                                                                                               

  Sirp -  June 12, 2009

"Laconic scenography created by Madis Nurms cleverly marks the sterile environment of the factory as well as a summer meadow. The visual impact of the stage helps the viewer get even closer to the root of the story - contrast between burdensome and artificial material values and the simple and natural virtues" 

Eesti Ekspress - October 7, 2015