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Marzelline, Leonore for Welsh National Opera

"Rest assured, this new production by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser of the original version (1805) of Leonore, Beethoven's only opera... is not a rehash of their four-year old version of Fidelio (1814) for the same company. It is an entirely new staging...

Marzelline has more to sing in Leonore and Natalie Christie sang it all with abundant charm."


Rodney Milnes - The Times

"Of course, it helps when your singers also act convincingly. As Marzelline, so lovestruck that she doesn't realise that "Fidelio" is all that he appears to be, Natalie Christie, foregoing the ditziness that often besets the role, reveals a bright, open timbre that nevertheless carries the necessary emotional weight. Her opening duet with Jaquino, the jailer who wants to marry her, emerges as rather more than the wan comedy it usually is."


Nick Kimberley - The Independent

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