REVIEWS

Violetta Den Jyske Opera

Elin Pritchard, who plays the part of Violetta, delivers an emotionally-charged performance full of rich yet high tones.

Unapologetic opulence is balanced with a stark realisation of humanity and mortality in this performance – a must-see, beautiful time-warp of an experience.CPH POST

Nedda : I Pagliacci Opera North

Stand-out musical turns came from Pritchard’s Nedda, whose range and timbre brought goosebumps in the crescendos of her arias; the chemistry between her and Silvio was sincerely acted

Seen and Heard

His unfaithful wife, Nedda, is outstandingly sung by Elin Pritchard, who sings and acts everyone else off the stage. Her voice is magical and her characterisation of Nedda is superb.

on-magazine.co.uk

 Elin Pritchard superbly captured the volatility and passion of his wife Nedda, soaring effortlessly at the top of her range. Bachtrack

Elin Pritchard was outstanding and very amusing, playing the sexy vamp to perfection. Northwestend.co.uk

Kupava :The Snow Maiden / Opera North

 

 

Elin Pritchard's archetypal blowsy Russian maiden-no-more Kupava is the stand-out, a bundle of squeals and foot-stamping whose acting almost conceals what a consummate soprano she is 

The arts desk

The performance of Elin Pritchard as Kupava, the jilted bride of Mizgir, is the outstanding performance of the night. She has everything needed for the role. She possesses a beautiful soprano voice and a convincing acting talent, but also a quirky talent for comedy which brings a lightness to the story, and a smile to the audience. Her facial expressions and physical signs of contempt continue even when the highlight is on others and she has no part in the action. The actress lives the part, and is totally immersed in the emotions of Kupava as she fights for her rightful justice.

on-magazine.co.uk

Elin Prichard shone as Kupava, a wonderful Russian country girl. Prichard's Welsh heritage may have been helpful in producing her gorgeous voice and feisty attitude: There is a reason why her countrymen are often great rugby players and/or great singers - she played both, and is clearly not a girl to be crossed in love

Yorkshire Times

in this production, the fairy tale princess is outshone by a human – Kupava.There are a lot of reasons why You see, she’s loud, flamboyant and hilariously funny, demanding attention every time she’s on stage. Her boastful affection, vengeful heartbreak and drunken antics not only make her likeable, but familiar too – we all know someone like her, and that endears us to her.

Leeds-list.com

Elin Pritchard was in terrific voice as the feisty Kupava, played as a vodka-soaked jilted bride in a wedding dress resembling a giant Italian meringue, providing plenty of opportunities for comic exaggeration. Pritchard has a strong spinto soprano, remarkably even through her entire range, and a dramatic stage presence.....

Bachtrack

Musetta: La bohème / Opera Holland Park

"Elin Pritchard's Musetta completely steals Act 11" and that she "had a ball as a brilliant-toned Musetta, laser-sharp top notes soaring."

Bachtrack

"Elin Pritchard's gloriously charismatic Musetta, every inch the self-conscious stage queen, yet most genuine in concern and charity at the close, would have been worth the price of admission alone."

Boulezian

“Elin Pritchard’s Musetta could conquer the world…”

Hugh Canning – Twitter

"Elin Pritchard has both the strength and quality of voice to make 'Quando m'en vo' an undoubted highlight of the evening."

OMH

“Elin Pritchard stole the show with a wonderfully shrewish portrayal of the worldly, flirtatious Musetta. She sang the famous Waltz in Act 2 with ravishing brio investing the famous melody with seductive allure whilst producing electrifying top notes.”

Seen and Heard International

"Musetta’s waltz, delivered by Pritchard from the tavern’s table top, is every bit the showstopper Puccini intended."

The Sunday Express

This year's La bohème...stars two young sopranos, Anna Patalong and Elin Pritchard, who are quite the crème de la crème. Small wonder it's a triumph.Pritchard is fabulous: she steals the stage and delivers her waltz with such style and eloquence that (Andrew) Finden's Marcello is putty in her hands."

What’s On Stage

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Soprano Elin Pritchard soared like a seagull but was also a controlled whispered breeze in sombre passages.”

The Argus

"Soprano Elin Pritchard was able to ride the combined might of the orchestra and chorus with ease, producing thrilling sounds and great beauty of line.”

Lark Reviews

Lucia di Lammermoor Buxton Opera Festival

The most sensational singing of the evening, and indeed of the whole festival, came from Elin Pritchard as Lucia. From her beautiful opening aria, this young Welsh soprano's command of the part was evident, and her mad scene was an astonishing tour de force of both acting and singing. Opera Now

Pritchard is a young Lucia but sings with imagination, intelligence and an alluring middle register. The Times

it was a treat to encounter a young soprano who allowed so much musicality into her approach to a demanding role. Her scene with her brother was a masterly clash of egos. Her colouraura became more nimble as the evening progressed, until a mad scene of gripping clarity, where she entwined exquisitely with the solo flute.

Opera, Martin Dreyer

Elin Pritchard’s Lucia, especially is already a portrayal of huge promise, closer in style to the pre-Callas exponents of the role, but pearly of tone. She made the mad colouratura flights of fancy sound easy – no mean feat. Sunday Times, Hugh Canning

Pritchard singing her first major role, showed remarkable promise, meeting the many vocal challenges that Lucia presents, while coping as an actress pretty well with the demands of the opera’s celebrated mad scene. Mail on Sunday, David Mellor

Elin Pritchard sang Lucia with superb clarity and projection: her mad scene was well worth the wait, the lyricism of her soprano matched by her expressiveness, portraying Lucia in a storm of brilliant confusion, her vivid memories and emotions fighting across her overthrown mind. Backtrack Charlotte Valori

Micaela, Mid Wales Opera 2014

Elin Pritchard blossoms in her big aria, allowing the warmth to flow out. the arts desk

Micaela is beautifully sung. What's on stage

Miss Jessel, Opera Holland Park 2014

Elin Pritchard's dark, brooding Miss Jessel, sang with exemplary clarity and concern for interpretational nuance. What's on stage

Elin Pritchard offers vocal and physical presence aplenty as Miss Jessel. The Stage

Soprano Elin Prichard's "Qui la voce... Vien, diletto" is the Act II "mad scene" where Elvira believes she has lost Arturo, and bemoans her fate. Prichard has a clear pure top to her voice which opened out to a big-toned, thrilling finish in this challenging aria

It was fascinating to watch the singers take on the roles even in concert performance, particularly Prichard's Lucia, the pawn in this amorous struggle. Her Act II duet "Apprestati... il pallor funesto" with de Souza's Enrico was a dramatic unhappy affair with characters in fierce temper, a strongly and exhilaratingly sung tour de force

David Smythe, Bachtrack

Violetta, Scottish Opera 2013/14

At its heart is a breathtaking Violetta. The young Welsh soprano Elin Pritchard turned heads when she stood in for Carolyn Sampson as Scottish Opera's Anne Trulove in the Rake's Progress last season; evidently the company recognised something of a star, and given free reign as leading lady she is a vocal standout. Supple, husky, beautifully natural in the high notes and seductively full in the low, she has mastered the technical demands of this role…… She's a compelling actor, too, if not always entirely convincing…….. she bravely played the Sempre Libera as a scene bordering on madness and didn't overdo the piety in the third act. Without doubt a name to watch. The Guardian

Elin Pritchard was a suitably feisty Violetta whose strong, richly coloured voice, hit all the high notes with ease.

The Telegraph

Her strong soprano voice and physical stamina passed the Violetta test with an A*, especially in the famous Sempre libera at the end of Act I and in the emotionally explosive duet with Giorgio Germont in Act II.

Northings.com

Anne Trulove, Scottish Opera 2012

despite the absence through illness of Carolyn Sampson, whose place as Anne Trulove was bravely taken by Elin Pritchard.............Sweet-toned and poised if understandably a tad cautious in her big aria, she did an admirable job, presenting the character without simpering affectation or special pleading.

The Telegraph

Female Chorus, The Rape of Lucretia, British Youth Opera

Vocal values are high, with Sprague's tensile tenor offset by Pritchard's empowered soprano .

The Guardian

Elin Pritchard, singing the part of the female chorus, most notably carries the tone of the opera from an anxious sense of impending doom to a dark, lingering sorrow.

EDP24

Fox, The Cunning lttle Vixen 2011

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

the Fox, though played by a woman, Elin Fflur Pritchard, was ideal, really almost the star of the show.

The Spectator

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