"Nuns do tend to all look the same, and the great strength of Phyllida Lloyd's direction is that not one is like any other, from Elizabeth Vaughan's aristocratic First Prioress - the only holdover from the Coliseum cast, her death scene as harrowing as before - down to Natalie Christie's cheerful peasant Sister Constance, an especially touching, crisply enunciated impersonation. A profoundly stirring evening."
"There were fine performances too... Natalie Christie making an auspicious house debut as Constance."
Erica Jeal - The Guardian
"The audience was rightly captivated by a new young star, whose Sister Constance was adorable."
Michael Kennedy - The Sunday Telegraph
"Superb playing from the orchestra under Gareth Jones, a riveting Blanche from Catrin Wyn-Davies and a delightful debut by Natalie Christie as Constance. A magnificent company achievement."
Rupert Christiansen - The Telegraph
"Sister Constance, played and sung here with electrifying spontaneity and delicious freshness by Natalie Christie, is surely one of the finds of post-war opera."
Stephen Walsh - The Independent