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Sr Constance, The Carmelites at Welsh National Opera

"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."

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Rodney Milnes


"There were fine performances too... Natalie Christie making an auspicious house debut as Constance."

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Erica Jeal - The Guardian


"The audience was rightly captivated by a new young star, whose Sister Constance was adorable."

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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."

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Stephen Walsh - The Independent

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