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Lucia Di Lamermoor (Donizetti) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées

Jean Luc - Operaphile
15 September 2017
Jessica Pratt impressive from beginning to the end was repeatedly applauded from the public. […] The immense quality of a true and proved belcanto technique is strongly tied to the Maria Callas school […] and as soon as the ghost of the Ravenswood victim is evoked, we where stolen into an shivering interpretation. Technical qualities that shine in gorgeous thrills on the breath, brilliant high notes, soft ones barely hearable and pianissimi of great beauty. […] In the final scene of the third act, she creates an almost unsettling atmosphere of mental illness, alternating darkness and innocence, crying and smiling. The madness is superb, with a complete involvement in such a modern interpretation…
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Jessica Pratt pays homage to Maria Callas with Lucia di Lammermoor at TCE

Malory Matignon - Olyrix
14 September 2017
In the title role, the anglo-australian soprano Jessica Pratt stole the heart of the public. Her knowledge of the score allows her to blow life into the character without the need of a staging, moving around and using all the space available to her (using for example the conductors railing). Dressed in a black gown and covered with a blu/turquoise satined shawl, Pratt shows herself at ease in the role of Lucia: her voice flexible and agile, her attacks always precise. She gives to this tormented character a wide palette of colours: at times dreamy, she suddenly turns bloodthirsty in the space of a bar. In the ensembles her voice pierces the others making herself always hearable. She produces intense crescendi and decrescendi, enriched with profound details. Her pianissimi always remain hearable, while her fortissimi don’t seem to require from her any effort. High notes of extreme refinement, released with an open and smiling mouth. The soprano becomes one thing with the role that she has so often portrayed, remaining hidden in the character without ever betraying it if not until the enchanted ovation of a conquered audience. … The mad scene is a sumptuous course that the public eagerly awaits just to find themselves hanging from the murmurs of love and the nightingale vocalisations of the soprano. The tension is palpable and a religious silence descends on the hall. Without ever escaping the madness that takes over Lucia, Jessica Pratt seems to be both crying and laughing at the same time. She variates the intonations, at times tempestuous, at times bright. This mix of emotions, that petrifies the public on the edge of their seat, paints to perfection the madness of the character.
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The bright and triumphant Lucia of Jessica Pratt

Patrice Imbaud - Res Musica
14 September 2017
[…] the musical side has earned an undisputed success, relying on an homogenous distribution of vocal excellence dominated by Jessica Pratt. She paints a high carat Lucia evolving from the dreaming youth, through the desperate resistance, reaching the final madness, using an easy vocalisation, a bright timbre, a surprisingly flexible vocal line and a perfect mastery in vocal technique, she had already conquered the public at the “Regnava nel silenzio”. A triumph that climaxed with the mad scene “Il dolce suono… Ardon gli incensi” followed by “Spargi d’amaro pianto” always lead with perfection, acclaimed by public and musicians and crowned by a long ovation of several minutes. … To summarise, a beautiful homage to the memory of Maria Callas and the discovery in Paris of a superb soprano to be followed, Jessica Pratt.
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An exciting Lucia in concert form in Paris, featuring Jessica Pratt

Federica Fanizza - Le Salon Musical
14 September 2017
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Ha fatto rivivere la sua Lucia Ashton facendo emergere tutte le sfumature di un amore nostalgico e melanconico, travolto dalla passione e dalla pazzia, accentuando l’alternanza dei diversi stati d’ animo presenti nei vaneggiamenti della scena della ” pazzia”: non solo acuti fine a se stessi, ma una voce pura e cristallina che diveniva strumento dialogante con l’ orchestra e eco di essa. Questa alternanza di stati d’animo è stata espressa da una linea di canto che è stata in grado di esprimere tensione emotiva come nella sortita ” Regnava del silenzio” e nelle scene di assieme delle parti (Sestetto). È compito della voce rendere la drammaticità della vicenda, brava è stata la Pratt a lavorare su questa corda interpretativa, senza essere tentata di farsi prendete la mano da agilità e variazioni fine a se stesse. Gli entusiastici e calorosi applausi e le ovazioni del pubblico che ha fatto registrate il tutto esaurito, hanno accolto il cast alla ribalta e sancito la bravura di tutti gli artisti della compagnia di canto...
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Belcanto, hypnotic beauty

Jan Granberg - HBL
02 August 2017
The madness scene was once the emotional culmination of the romantic operas. There's three of them in I Puritani, among the most beautiful of the genre. Here in this production the protagonist, Elvira, runs around with a shining crescent in her arms. Jessica Pratt played enthusiastically and was brilliant both in the delicate and the virtuoso music.
Review

Opera I Puritani bewitches the audience

Mikko Ojajärvi - Savonmaa
02 August 2017
Similar story to Romeo and Juliette with the difference that Elvira of the Puritans (il soprano Jessica Pratt) and Arturo (il tenore Celso Albelo) survive in the end. The Olavinlinna audience was stunned by the opera and above all by Jessica Pratt. She sang like a nightingale, long phrases and apparently without any effort.
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'I Puritani' conquer Savonlinna

P. UNAMUNO - El Mundo
02 August 2017
The Canary Islands tenor Celso Albelo and the British soprano Jessica Pratt collected the greatest ovations for their interpretation of the protagonists of the love drama between Arturo and Elvira in the context of the civil war between the Puritans who supported Cromwell and the monarchists for the Stuarts.
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The "Teatro Real" invades Finland

JULIO BRAVO - Finanzas
02 August 2017
Soprano Jessica Pratt (highly acclaimed with a resounding stamping of feet, here considered a symbol of triumph) and tenor Celso Albelo have been the protagonists of this Finnish transfer of I Puritani.
Review

The Madrileni Puritan elevate Belcanto to intoxicating heights

Hannu-Ilari Lampila - Helsingin Sanomat
02 August 2017
Jessica Pratt shined in the female part of the Puritians as the center of all emotions. ... The english soprano Jessica Pratt is a top level, exhilarating and passionate Elvira. Ardent with joy and heartbreaking when hit by sorrow. The famous and spectacular mad scene lasts for almost half an hour. The bright and radiant Jessica Pratt has an extraordinary ability to project on the long range, ecstatic coloratura and delicate temperament. Elvira is not alone. In this as in other scenes, the chorus is actively involved in an collective emotional resonance chamber. When the empathy from chorus and orchestra support the passion of the soloist, the spell of the show raises to intoxicating heights.
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Opera review: Jessica Pratt dazzles with her singing

Riitta-Leena Lempinen-Vesa - OOpera
01 August 2017
Similarly high is the vocal level. Jessica Pratt is a world-class coloratura soprano with powerful notes and a natural vibrato. Very high quality of sound on both high and dramatically low notes. The protagonists depict love and madness, the audience holds their breath at every vocal virtuosity. … Pratt is also a great actress and a brilliant performer.
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Jessica Pratt debutta a Parigi

Musica Progetto
13 July 2017
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Il soprano australiano debutterà a Parigi con una “Lucia di Lammermoor” in omaggio a Maria Callas Il timbro luminoso e la tecnica virtuosistica rendono Jessica Pratt una delle interpreti più importanti del repertorio del bel canto romantico. Con uno dei titoli più popolari di questo stile, la donizettiana Lucia di Lammermoor, il soprano australiano debutterà a Parigi inaugurando il 12 settembre la stagione 2017/18 del Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Il melodramma romantico per eccellenza è un titolo molto caro a Jessica Pratt – che con questo capolavoro ha fatto il suo debutto nel mondo operistico nel 2007 – ed è l’opera che ha eseguito più di tutte nella sua carriera, in alcuni dei teatri più importanti del mondo come la Fenice di Venezia, il San Carlo di Napoli, la Scala di Milano, l'Opera di Zurigo, l’Opera di Israele, la Deutsche Oper di Berlino, l’Opera di Amsterdam e il Victorian Opera di Melbourne. Nel suo debutto parigino sarà accompagnata dall’Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France diretta da Roberto Abbado, in commemorazione del quarantennio dalla scomparsa della leggendaria Maria Callas, accaduta nella capitale francese. «Debuttare in questa città è un sogno, ancora di più con un ruolo che ogni volta che canto mi emoziona particolarmente, perché mi ha sempre accompagnata nella mia carriera», dice il soprano. In questo caso l'emozione si moltiplica «in quanto l'opera sarà un omaggio a una delle voci più importanti della storia e che ammiro molto, Maria Callas». Dopo il suo impegno a Parigi nella sua futura agenda ci saranno Il Flauto Magico di Mozart con la Los Angeles Philharmonic in una serie di concerti sotto la direzione di Gustavo Dudamel (ottobre), Don Pasquale all'ABAO-OLBE, L'elisir d'amore al Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona, ??La Sonnambula al Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, il suo ritorno al Metropolitan di New York con Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Flauto magico ad Amburgo e Semiramide alla Fenice di Venezia, oltre ad altri . Per il 2018 è previsto il suo atteso debutto alla Sydney Opera House.
Interview

Interview with Jessica Pratt

Paloma Sanz - Brio Classica
27 June 2017
Rumors claim she's the natural successor of Joan Sutherland. In fact, the Australian soprano is considered one of the best international performers of her repertoire. She now arrives in Spain, at the Palau les Arts Reian Sofía in Valencia, where she debuts as Amenaide from Rossini's Tancredi. A great opportunity to witness the incredible skills of this great performer.
Interview

The high notes

INDIRA BASU - The Hindu
10 October 2016
Operatic soprano Jessica Pratt and SOI resident conductor Piotr Borkowski, who will perform this evening, have both been influenced by their fathers and share a love for jazz
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Una nueva voz desde Australia

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01 November 2013
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The world at her feet

Randolph Magri-Overend
01 August 2013
Jessica Pratt featured on Vogue Italia<br/>Melodrama queen

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Melodrama queen

Valentina Bonelli
12 February 2013
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 1 4 29 May 2013
Die Zauberflöte W. A. Mozart German 2 10 01 February 2011
Don Giovanni W. A. Mozart Italian 3 8 23 August 2009
Don Pasquale Gaetano Donizetti Italian
Giovanna d'Arco Giuseppe Verdi Italian 1 2 18 July 2013
Giulio Cesare in Egitto Friedrich Händel Italian 1 5 20 November 2014
Guillaume Tell Gioacchino Rossini French 1 3 01 March 2013
I Capuleti e i Montecchi Vincenzo Bellini Italian 2 6 03 May 2013
I Puritani Vincenzo Bellini Italian 12 27 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
La bohème 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 9 26 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
Linda di Chamounix Gaetano Donizetti Italian 1 6 17 June 2016
Lucia di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti Italian 26 78 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 3 9 18 October 2015
Sinfonia Gaetano Donizetti Italian 1 1 14 October 2016
Tancredi Gioacchino Rossini Italian 2 10 20 March 2015

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