rhiannon llewellyn - soprano - reviews
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress - Royal Academy Opera - Anne Trulove - March 2015
Rhiannon Llewellyn had all you could want - clear, accurate high notes especially - as a tender but spirited Anne Trulove."
22 March 2015, The Observer
...Rhiannon Llewellyn sang Anne delectably - the way she managed transitions into the chest register was a special and unusual pleasure."
April 2015, Opera Magazine
...Anne was sung, with radiant intensity, by Rhiannon Llewellyn...
21 March 2015, The Spectator
Rhiannon Llewellyn’s Anne combined grace and beauty to a properly euphonious degree; her first act aria was very fine indeed.
20 March 2015, Seen And Heard International
Rhiannon Llewellyn as Anne Trulove brought a lovely tenderness to the role that peaked in the Act III lullaby. She possesses a warm tone quality and the voice really shone when she let it go... she is certainly an artist to follow.
19 March 2015, Bachtrack
Puccini Gianni Schicchi - Royal Academy Opera - Nella - November 2014
"...the ensemble performance was terrific, but particularly memorable were the silky diction of Rhiannon Llewellyn as Nella..."
Handel Rinaldo - Longborough Festival Opera - Armida - July 2014
"As Armida, demon sorceress and secret weapon of Rinaldo's opponent, the tiger-taming King Argante (soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn) is vocally nuanced while appearing brazenly sexy."
25 July 2014, The Guardian
"Rhiannon Llewellyn was excellently cast as the sorceress Armida, with bold dramatic choices in her acting which portrayed the fiery, passionate and capricious nature of her character, as well as performing some terrific singing. She had an easy agility for the runs and a wonderful control to her voice, able to diminuendo to pianissimo with expression, which was well demonstrated in the second half of Act II."
Early Music Review
"...haughty Rhiannon Llewellyn frightened the life out of me as the domineering and threatening Armida."
25 July 2014, Seen And Heard International
Handel Ariodante - Royal Academy Opera - Dalinda - March 2014
"Rhiannon Llewellyn gives a subtle, delightfully sung performance as the easily swayed Dalinda."
24 March 2014, The Times
"The cast was stunning. There was real maturity in these young voices, with strength and control and astonishing technique all round... Rhiannon Llewellyn sang Dalinda with art."
"Rhiannon Llewellyn's Dalinda was at once sensual and maternal, and wonderfully animated throughout. Polished and mature, she acted with sophisticated emotion and engaged the audience from the start with her beguiling soprano."
25 March 2014, Bachtrack
"Rhiannon Llewellyn as Dalinda (Ginevra’s lady-in waiting) was the most consistently satisfying role in terms of musical projection and interpretation, by no means becoming a mere foil for her mistress."
20 March 2014, Classical Source
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel - Garsington Opera - Sandman - June 2013
"...Fuchs depiction of the Sandman at the end of act two (finely sung by Rhiannon Llewellyn) had been genuinely creepy and avoided the cutesy... Both Rhiannon Llewellyn, as the Sandman, and Ruth Jenkins as the Dew Fairy, contributed beautifully poised accounts of their arias."
24 June 2013, Opera Today
"The Sandman (Rhiannon Llewellyn) and Dew Fairy (Ruth Jenkins) were both beautifully sung and suitably magical."
23 June 2013, Classical Source
"They were supported by an exceptional cast, finely characterized by this imaginative and sensitive director... Rhiannon Llewellyn was a sweet-toned Sandman, the bringer of nightmares rather than dreams in this version..."
24 June 2013, Music OMH