“… mezzo Sarah Champion , herself a student of Miricioiu, was by far the discovery of the evening. Her assumption of the part of Dorotea, Lina’s cousin, was little short of magnificent. She clearly has a wide repertoire, as she has taken part in a staged setting for American Opera Theater of Messiaen’s song cycle Harawi. Here she was fully in Verdian mode, making every phrase count. The overriding impression was that one wished Verdi had written more for Dorotea.” See and Heard International
“It’s a golden age for young British tenors, and we heard another of astonishing musicality in the Bach, Samuel Boden. Nothing could have been more pain-easing than his part in the fugue which relieves the dark intensity of Jesu, meine Freude.” The Arts Desk
Baritone Nicholas Merryweather is a prize winner in the 2014 Armel Opera Competition in Budapest. The selection process involves drama workshops to assess dramatic capability as well as singing, following which he has been awarded a role in the 2015 Armel Opera Festival .