Reviews

‘Ariel, the mischievous sprite at Prospero’s beck and call, is a tour de force role that calls for supersonic hissy-fits above high C – the sonic embodiment of a musical tempest…img_4265Soprano Laure Meloy is astounding in her performance as Ariel, a role that’s a brilliant stroke from Adès’ pen. He has created a serious competitor for Mozart’s Queen of the Night. In this production, Ariel is an airborne theremin, a fireball of fioritura…flitting about on pulleys and wires. Needless to say, she’s a scene stealer.’
Bachtrack.com

‘…ma i famosi versi di Ariel “those are pearls that were his eyes”, che nella voce cangiante, e brillante nonché calda, di Laure Meloy, affascinanoquanto la parte nella foresta delle illusioni, quando i suoni di Adès diventano misterici come nella sua Polaris, e troviamo finalmente un suono che ci rapporta all’esoterismo connaturato della Tempesta del Bardo.’
(…in Ariel’s famous lines ‘those are pearls that were his eyes,’ which in the alternately brilliant and warm voice of Laure Meloy, fascinate like a glimpse into an enchanted forest, and Adès’ sonorities become as mysterious as those in his ‘Polaris’, we at last find a sound that relates to the esotericism inherent in the Bard’s Tempest.)
Livia Bidoldi, gothicnetwork.org

‘…de erőlködés és technikai problémák nélkül győzte a koloratúr „tűzijátékokat”, jól visszaadva egyben a figura játékosságát is.’
([Laure Meloy] sang the coloratura “fireworks” effortlessly and with no technical problems, and portrayed the playful character very well.)
operaportal.hu

‘Impressive poise and a finished soprano.’
The New York Times

‘Pleasing flexibility and admirable control.’
Opera News

‘Laure Meloy was outstanding in Hecuba’s entreaty to Camilla Roberts’s noble Andromache.’
The Spectator

‘Laure Meloy’s Hecuba and Camilla Roberts as Andromache command their all-female scenes with authority.’
New Statesman

‘ETO can be proud of the singers it has assembled, especially…the strongly contrasted Niamh Kelly and Laure Meloy, Helen and Hecuba.’
Financial Times

‘Laure Meloy’s Queen Hecuba was mesmerising in her steely, unbending pride…she and her absolute opposite, Camilla Roberts’ Andromache, gave an electrifying portrayal of the opera’s conflicting loyalties between family and nation – their stubborn argument about whether to call Hector back from battle was laden with unexploded bombs.’
MusicDurham.co.uk

‘Laure Meloy made a strong, passionate Hecuba…Meloy here brought a vividly passionate warmth to the role.’
planethugill.com

‘Stunningly confident, pure and accurate.’
London Evening Standard

‘Laure Meloy’s thoughtful Queen of the Night was virtuosic and not the usual pantomime caricature of evil.’
The Observer

‘Excellent in alt, her pitching little short of miraculous. ‘Der hölle Rache’ was delivered with real venom.’
Musicweb International

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