Review
Manuel Cabrera - Beckmesser
21 October 2019
Jessica Prat has established herself on the international stage as one of the reference Lucias. Her timbre is beautiful, strong but at the same time round, clear and with a breathing technique with no noticeable transition (ascending and descending) between the high, central and low registries, combined with expressiveness in the character's interpretative development, made her shine as the great triumph of the evening and, in particular, in the musical moments with the tenor. Her singing was an intoxication of love / hate and spell / laceration.
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A Lucia that transmutes horror in the ultimate pleasure

Isabel Urrutia Cabrera - El Correo
20 October 2019
Jessica Pratt conquers the Bilbao audience with a show of vocal pyrotechnics in Donizetti's opera. [...] It is impossible to fail when you have a marvel of the likes of Jessica Pratt. A soprano that projects high notes as if they were daggers and distributes vocal pyrotechnics at will. From a technical point of view, she borders on perfection. Her breathing control is portentous, always at the peak of her abilities. The audience gathered in palace Euskalduna knelt at her feet.
Review

A Tales of Hoffman to listen in Bordeaux

Philippe Venturini - Les Echos
28 September 2019
Jessica Pratt shows such an easiness both in "dressing the scene" of the three roles and in climbing up to the highest notes.
Review

The show comeback: Bordeaux's "Tales of Hoffman"

Guillaume Tion - France Musique
26 September 2019
One soprano for three roles, each with it's own characteristics, from comical to tragic, formidably interpreted by the Australian Jessica Pratt.
Review

« Les Contes d’Hoffmann » : l’OpĂ©ra National de Bordeaux dĂ©bute sa saison avec panache

Nathalie Gellibert - Kulte
24 September 2019
Jessica Pratt is simply radiant, and the challenge is a respectful one. She embodies in a sublime way this female triptych and manages to infinitely modulate her peculiar soprano voice. Her theatricality is exceptional and her charisma devastating. Note to this regard, in the second act she embodies a particularly touching Antonia, infusing all her vocal and dramatic strength in the sacrifice of this vibrant heroine.
Review

Inebriation in Bordeaux ! Huguet's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

François Jestin - Backtrack
23 September 2019
Antonia's act features Jessica Pratt at her peak that serves a vocal line of great amplitude, involved and emotional, with a beautiful quality of diction. The low musical texture of Giulietta does not seem to pose a challenge, especially in the proposed version that includes the coloratura aria "L'amour lui dit : la belle".
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Opéra de Bordeaux : Les Contes d'Hoffmann in integral form

Emmanuel Dupuy - Diapason
21 September 2019
[...] Jessica Pratt, triumphs both in the stratospheric pyrotechnics of the doll and the more satisfying lyrism of the other heroines - always with impeccable resilience and the necessary temper in between word and notes.
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Opera: The tales of Hoffman in original form

Marie-Aude Roux - Le Monde
21 September 2019
Jessica Pratt, charged with the four female roles, whose "al terrain" technique supports the virtuous Olimpia as much as the lyric Antonia.
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A new Hoffman ignites the Grand Theatre

François Lesueur - Concert Classic
21 September 2019
[Jessica Pratt] ideal in Anotnia, touching, poetic and totally in character, leads the audience to incandescence. Even with the more central line, Giulietta doesn't seem to represent for her a challenge at all...
Review

A well served "Les Contes d'Hoffman" in Bordeaux

Paul Fourier - Toute La Culture
19 September 2019
Even for a soprano acclaimed around the world for her extraordinary belcanto technique, the three female roles represent a great challenge. The three heroines feature a very distinct vocal and dramatic identity and the attractive challenge of giving them all to a single singer, is not always a good idea. Jessica Pratt nevertheless comes out as a winner. The work done on the french pronunciation together with the characterisation of the roles is absolutely remarkable, managing to portray the three faces of the women, an Olympia more careless than doll, an Antonia passioned and in love and a Giulietta courtesan and condescending. In this phase of her career, Pratt is vocally closer to the last two (for which she draws from her dramatic belcanto technique) rather than Olimpia that is hard not to see as a plain virtuosistic exercise. In this rather burlesque staging, nevertheless, she infuses the role with more deepness than tradition. In Antonia's act, transfigured, she portrays a believable young girl in love, throwing herself head first into the death scene electrifying the audience. Finally she is equally convincing in Giulietta, probably psychologically the most successfully depicted character, for which she proposes the coloratura aria for soprano.
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Tumultous return

Florent Coudeyrat - Concerto Net
19 September 2019
The greatest strength of this returning masterpiece is the chance to see the rare Jessica Pratt in France: the Australian soprano accepts the challenge of interpreting all the female roles, with an irresistible french loaded with dramatic truth and with a vocal mastery worth of the greatest.
Review

Pesaro, Rossini Opera Festival: 2019: “Demetrio e Polibio”

Michele Curnisi - GB Opera
19 August 2019
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La voce della Pratt ù sempre piacevolmente pastosa: sa alleggerire l’emissione, ma quando la tessitura lo richiede (ed ù frequente) sfodera solide note acute.
Review

Pesaro, Rossini Opera Festival 2019 – Demetrio e Polibio

Giuseppe Montemagno - Connessi all'Opera
18 August 2019
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A raccogliere questo meritato trionfo la memorabile Lisinga di Jessica Pratt, che sigla una delle sue prove piĂč riuscite sin dalla Cavatina di sortita, in cui il liquido, cristallino nitore di una coloratura perlacea si stempera nel clima affettuoso del Duettino «Questo cor ti giura amore», intonato con l’ottimo Siveno di Cecilia Molinari, primo esempio di quella fusione tra voci femminili che raggiungerĂ  il culmine nei sontuosi duetti di Semiramide. Ma sono almeno altri due gli interventi in cui la Lisinga di Pratt conquista gli allori: la grande Aria «Sempre teco, ognor contenta» – autentico pezzo da concerto di struttura estremamente complessa, con pertichini dapprima di contralto e basso e poi del coro – in cui un florilegio di strumenti concertanti diventa animato sfondo di picchiettati siderali, cadenze stratosferiche e una serie di inebrianti variazioni di bravura che si vorrebbe non avessero mai fine. Vergine pugnace e battagliera, trepidante nel Finale I in cui Ăš vittima di rapimento, nel secondo atto Pratt esce vittoriosa dal confronto con un’aria di furore in cui inanella strabilianti scarti intervallari dal registro grave a quello sovracuto, stordisce con fioriture valorizzate dalla proiezione di uno strumento di grana sopraffina, e, soprattutto, sublima nel canto l’elevatissima, incandescente temperatura emotiva del brano.
Review

The beginnings of a genius: Demetrio e Polibio at the Rossini Opera Festival

Laura Servidei - Bachtrack
17 August 2019
And Pratt did show off, her high notes splendid and brilliant, her coloratura fast and precise, her legato smooth and moving.
Review

Grandi voci e regie rivedibili al Rossini Opera Festival

Antonio Armellini - Huffington Post
16 August 2019
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Jessica Pratt Ăš un monumento ed Ăš stata una Lisinga superlativa, in particolare nella difficilissima aria del secondo atto.
Review

Trionfo al ROF di Pesaro 2019 per Jessica Pratt e Cecilia Molinari

Federica Fanizza - Arte News
15 August 2019
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Il soprano Jessica Pratt già protagonista nella ripresa napoletana nel 2013 ha saputo riconfermare al meglio le sue qualità vocali e di interprete quando sono richieste arditezze vocali al limite nelle zone acute, insieme al canto lirico, patetico della scrittura spianata il tutto con fraseggio accurato musicalità che non ha rivali. Con “Superbo, ah tu vedrai”, il soprano, con trilli ad effetto che hanno fatto scatenare l’ovazione del pubblico, ha confermato l’affetto del pubblico del ROF nei suoi confronti.
Review

Rossini Opera Festival 2019: “Demetrio e Polibio”

Giosetta Guerra - Teatri Online
15 August 2019
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Poi c’ù lei, la regina del belcanto, la divina Jessica Pratt nel ruolo di Lisinga, la parte vocalmente piĂč difficile dell’opera. Leggerezza d’emissione, attacchi delicati a mezza voce, filati con uso della messa di voce, suono pulito e cristallino, picchettati in sovracuti, delizia dei sovracutissimi anche fioriti, strabilianti fiorettature, la Pratt Ăš melodiosa nelle delicatezze del duetto Lisinga/Siveno “Questo cor” sul ritmo pizzicato degli archi del I atto e fa fuoco e fiamme nell’aria di furore “Vendetta vi chiedo” tra acrobazie virtuosistiche acutissime del II. Ovazioni del pubblico impazzito.
Review

The triumph of "Demetrio e Polibio"

Redazione - PU24
14 August 2019
Almost 7 minutes of applauses towards the end, bis requests after the the recitative “Io piĂč sposo non ho” and Lisinga's aria “Superbo, ah tu vedrai”, with Jessica Pratt triggering the explosion of the audience's ovations. [...] The real triumph is for the voices... Jessica Pratt confirms herself among the favorites of the ROF public. [...] Towards the end seven minutes of ovations with numerous curtain calls. An additional note of merit for Jessica Pratt that, after the welcoming explosion of the audience could have boasted more but chose to share with her colleagues.
Review

Teatro Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio

Simone Manfredini - OperaClick
14 August 2019
Jessica Pratt imposes herself on the scene as a splendid elegant Lisinga. The extreme virtuosity of the part allows her to fully showcase the excellent vocal skills crowned by a bright and terse timbre, high and super high floated crystalline notes, masterful legato, with a singing line that stands out for softness and delicacy in the context of an interpretation loaded with passion.
Review

The cast of "Demetrio e Polibio" conquers the public

Micaela Vitri - Il Resto del Carlino
13 August 2019
More than anyone the star is Jessica Pratt, the British soprano in the role of Lisinga, that won over the audience of the Teatro Rossini with agilities in the score. In the second act, after her aria, there was an explosion of almost two minutes of applauses.
Review

These ghosts

Roberta Pedrotti - Ape Musicale
13 August 2019
Here then, Jessica Pratt imposing on an astral score, full of jumps, imperious agilities and reckless high notes in the great aria of Lisinga “Superbo, ah! tu vedrai” but also, and above all offering, an all-around lesson with pearl-like emission, on legato and belcanto rhetoric.
Review

"Demetrio e Polibio" enchant the Rof

Redazione - ANSA
13 August 2019
The Anglo-Australian soprano captured the audience with crystalline singing.
Review

Demetrio e Polibio la prima opera di Rossini

Fabio Tranchida - Il Trillo Parlante
13 August 2019
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Jessica Pratt il famoso soprano australiano, che ha scelto Firenze come città d’adozione, canta il ruolo di Ester con grande professionalità. La Pratt ù già stata applaudita qui al ROF in intense interpretazioni come Adelaide di Borgogna, in Ciro in Babilonia e in Aureliano in Palmira. Ritratti tutti consegnati all’immortalità grazie a preziosi DVD che testimoniano la sua bravura. [...] Jessica Pratt ù oggi una Lisinga perfetta: ne ù esempio la sua ampia aria “Sempre teco, ognor contenta” dove sviluppa l’ampia coloratura in arcate iridescenti, entusiasmando il pubblico. Nella cabaletta che segue ascoltiamo mirabili picchiettati, specialità del nostro soprano, sempre a fuoco e nitidi. [...] L’aria viene cantata dalla Pratt insistendo su diversi affetti e approfondendo la complessità degli stati d’animo. La limpida voce sale e scende con sbalzo senza nessuna difficoltà tra i registri. L’impervia coda ù svolta come un gioco, con estrema abilità portando il pezzo alla giusta temperatura.
Interview

Jessica Pratt: What I know about men

Jane Rocca - The Sydney Morning Herald
01 July 2018
Our house was always noisy and messy. Mum and Dad loved to host big dinners and Mum would take in anybody who needed help. When I was 11, our family moved to Australia from Bristol [England] to be closer to my maternal grandmother, who was already living here. Moving halfway across the world was rather traumatic for me and my siblings [brother Daniel, 39, and sister Gemma, 34]. We bonded because it really felt like us versus the world. We moved houses five times – from Toowoomba to Brisbane and then Sydney – before I decided to move to Italy 15 years ago to pursue opera.
Interview

On the Couch with Jessica Pratt

Arts Review
28 June 2018
What would you do to make a difference in the world? I think that the arts are extremely important today as we live in a world in which individuals become more connected but more isolated everyday. When people come to a live show they get to experience something as a group, it fosters a sense of community and empathy and I think that is a small way that we as artists can make a difference in the world.
Interview

The great Aussie Soprano in "Lucia di Lammermoor"

Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck - ABC
25 June 2018
Jessica Pratt is an Australian girl made good earning an amazing reputation in around the world. Jessica is home to make her Sydney Opera House debut in "Lucia di Lammermoor", and, like the great Dame Nellie Melba, Jessica also had a dessert made in her honour...
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Regina del belcanto, l'australiana Jessica Pratt ha stregato i fans italiani con le sue appassionate eroine della lirica. Cui presta la propria voluttuosa bellezza anglosassone.

Timeline

You may additionally sort the repertoire by the following keys...
Title Composer Language Productions Shows Debut
Title Composer Language Productions Shows Debut
Adelaide di Borgogna Gioacchino Rossini Italian 1 5 10 August 2011
Armida Gioacchino Rossini Italian 1 7 05 June 2010
Aureliano in Palmira Gioacchino Rossini Italian 1 4 12 August 2014
Candide Leonard Bernstein English 1 4 18 January 2012
Ciro in Babilonia Gioacchino Rossini Italian 2 6 14 July 2012
Demetrio e Polibio Gioacchino Rossini Italian 2 8 29 May 2013
Die Zauberflöte W. A. Mozart German 5 24 01 February 2011
Don Giovanni W. A. Mozart Italian 3 8 23 August 2009
Don Pasquale Gaetano Donizetti Italian 1 4 18 November 2017
Giovanna d'Arco Giuseppe Verdi Italian 1 2 18 July 2013
Giulio Cesare in Egitto Friedrich HĂ€ndel Italian 1 5 20 November 2014
Guillaume Tell Gioacchino Rossini French 1 3 01 March 2013
I Capuleti e i Montecchi Vincenzo Bellini Italian 3 7 03 May 2013
I Puritani Vincenzo Bellini Italian 14 30 12 October 2008
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Gioacchino Rossini Italian 1 3 01 August 2015
Il Signor Bruschino Gioacchino Rossini Italian 1 3 21 April 2007
L'Africaine Giacomo Mayerbeer French 1 4 23 November 2013
L'elisir d'amore Gaetano Donizetti Italian 1 10 07 January 2018
La bohĂšme Giacomo Puccini Italian 1 3 28 December 2013
La fille du régiment Gaetano Donizetti French 1 3 20 April 2017
La Juive Fromental Halévy French 1 3 16 April 2010
La Sonnambula Vincenzo Bellini Italian 11 34 14 October 2010
La Sposa di Messina Nicola Vaccaj Italian 1 1 18 July 2009
La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi Italian 2 7 17 May 2014
Le Comte d'Ory Gioacchino Rossini French 1 1 28 May 2017
Le convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali Gaetano Donizetti Italian 2 7 04 October 2009
Les contes d'Hoffmann Jacques Offenbach Italian 2 7 01 September 2018
Linda di Chamounix Gaetano Donizetti Italian 1 6 17 June 2016
Lucia di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti Italian 30 98 26 September 2007
Messa di Gloria Gioacchino Rossini Latin 1 2 15 August 2015
Otello Gioacchino Rossini Italian 2 5 12 July 2008
Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi Italian 7 22 04 July 2009
Roméo et Juliette Charles Gounod French 1 3 22 September 2010
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra Gaetano Donizetti Italian 2 6 09 October 2016
Semiramide Gioacchino Rossini Italian 4 14 18 October 2015
Tancredi Gioacchino Rossini Italian 2 10 20 March 2015

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