R e v i e w s

Scottish Opera Highlights Tour, Spring 2019
Various venues around Scotland
"Soprano Lucy Anderson throws up a brilliantly unhinged Blanche Dubois from André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire."
- Ken Walton, The Scotsman
A Dinner Engagement, Summer 2018
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
"The singing is strong across the board, with Lucy Anderson as the Countess of Dunmow demonstrating impressive control over her soprano."
- Sam Smith, MusicOMH
"The opera handsomely showcases singing and acting, with Lucy Anderson brilliantly channeling Mary Berry as the Countess and Samuel Carl’s Earl faintly evoking the hapless Johnnie Craddock, both of them sharp comedians."
- Peter Reed, Classical Source
"[Samuel] Carl and Lucy Anderson made a vocally fetching and dramatically sympathetic pair, singing and acting with confidence and command."
- Claire Seymour, Opera Today
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Dialogues des Carmélites, Spring 2018
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
"The role is demanding and fairly continuous and anyone playing her has a long emotional journey to make. Lucy Anderson does this very convincingly, with fine acting quite apart from finding the full vocal range from timorousness through to authority."
- Tim Hochstrasser, Live Theatre UK
“As Blanche, Lucy Anderson has excellent presence, and ensures that her performance provides a strong centre to the evening.”
- Sam Smith, MusicOMH
“Anderson's performance was one of remarkable and sustained power…her Act Two scene with her brother (Eduard Mas Bacardit) saw Anderson and Mas Bacardit developing a gripping tension. And Anderson brought the climactic final scene to a poised close.”
- Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
“Her lyric soprano has a lovely Straussian gleam, ideal for expressing Blanche’s innocence. Her big scenes – with the ailing Prioress when she offers herself as a novice, and with her brother, the Chevalier, who begs her to save herself from the Revolution – have great authority.”
- Peter Reed, Classical Source
“Lucy Anderson’s Blanche was fittingly unbalanced and febrile…the rich layers of her soprano blossomed with lyric intensity.”
- Claire Seymour, Opera Today
“…her rich, focused soprano proved she had the measure of the role.”
- Mark Valencia, BachTrack
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The Consul, Autumn 2017
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
"Seldom absent from the stage, Lucy Anderson was a compelling Magda, radiantly riding the Puccinian peaks of her 'Papers' aria as she erupted in furious despair at the Secretary's intractability."
- Claire Seymour, Opera Magazine, January 2018
"The huge main role of Magda, who is rarely offstage, was sung with heartfelt conviction by Lucy Anderson. Watch out for her."

- Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, November 2017

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Le Nozze di Figaro, Summer 2012
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

"The standout, however, was Lucy Anderson's barnstorming Countess, with a voice that effortlessly glided through her two arias with power and grace."

- Broadway Baby, August 2012

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