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Adina, The Elixir of Love for Welsh National Opera

Updated: Mar 7

"In keeping with the action, this is a vocally high-class evening... Natalie Christie's Adina is ideally light and agile but without the hints of neurosis that define her relationship with Nemorino from the start... in a score that is pretty much the definition of what bel canto should be. It's all perfectly nice. Is it too churlish to ask for more?"


Robert Thicknesse - The Times

Slater's updating is smart... it chimes perfectly with Julian Smith's conducting, at once razor sharp and warm-hearted... The cast is attractive too: the company's Australian "house" soprano Natalie Christie, shining as never before in Adina's bright coloratura; the Welshman David Kempster strutting his stuff... and his compatriot Neil Davies, incarnating the fraudulent purveyor of love potions with sly relish... "


High Canning - The Times

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