Welsh National Opera

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 Carmelites // 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