Don Giovanni // Royal Opera House

"The upsides are Simon Keenleyside (quite disturbingly sexy as the murderous Don), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (a lithe and immensely likeable Leporello), Natalie Christie (sweet of tone as Zerlina), John Mark Ainsley (a noble Don Ottavio). Above all, there's Sir Charles Mackerras... "

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Anna Piccard - Independent

Don Giovanni // Royal Opera House

"The whole ensemble, energised by Charles Mackerras's elegant conducting, performs brilliantly. Giovanni's double-act with Leporello, the splendid Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, is hugely funny and never far from violence... Masetto the ox and his little Zerlina - almost as amoral as the Don - are sweetly played by Darren Jeffrey and Natalie Christie... "

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Robert Thicknesse - The Times London

Leonore // Welsh National Opera

"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..."

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Nick Kimberley - The Independent

The Marriage of Figaro // Opera Australia

Christie is irresistibly funny, a tiny little dynamo effortlessly organising all about her. Where many of our young singers seem to rely on their physical performance to give a clue to how their vocal one should be unfolding, Christie offers a seamless marriage of the two. Yes, of course that's the way it should be, but...

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Deborah Jones - The Australian

The Marriage of Figaro // Opera Australia

Buoyant and yielding in the musical interpretation flowing from Jane Glover's elegant baton, The Marriage of Figaro - sung in English and more enjoyable as a result for a theatre full of people in summery mood - also has the distinction of having one of the most congenial performers of the central role of Susanna to appear in this much-revived staging.

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Roger Covell - The Sydney Morning Herald