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Con I Puritani, il belcanto alla perfezione a Marsiglia

Paul Fourier - Toute La Culture
07 November 2019
In the role of Elvira, Jessica Pratt is astonishing. Stylistically perfect, she masters the role un the tip of her fingers, that rarely touch the stand on which she places no score, while she unfolds the Bellinian pyrotechnics at an infernal speed. With disconcerting ease (and obvious pleasure), she magnificently interprets this young girl. At this level of achievement, she risks everything and allows herself evocative effects, unbelievable vocalisations and variations and unheard nuances. And when her voice already large, unveils and fills up the big opera hall, the audience grabs on to their seat, faced with this mastery and this rare quintessence of art. Her belcanto stands on the highest caliber technique but is never limited to it, which in the context of this type of opera is not a given thing. She's able to give flesh to an Elvira that looses her footing more than once, passing rapidly from ecstasy to agony (and viceversa). The conclusion is clear: Jessica Pratt is undoubtedly at the highest levels of the heights of belcanto. Practically a Himalayan.
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I Puritani di Bellini all'Opera di Marsiglia

Christian Colombeau - Le Podcast Journal
07 November 2019
The surprise of the evening was Jessica Pratt, of a strong vocal temperament, that practically stole the show, with an admirable incarnation of dignity, showcasing to the best the ethereal an almost pathetic side of Elvira. Her organ resounds with joy, drama and madness with a singing line that blossoms magnificently, thanks to it's flexibility, in bright high notes, thrills and exemplar vocalisations.
Review

MARSEILLE, OPÉRA MUNICIPAL: “I PURITANI”

Jocelyne de Nicola - GB Opera
07 November 2019
Jessica Pratt, the anglo-australian coloratura soprano, greeted on the greatest stages of the world is Elvira. With simplicity and happiness the warmth of her timbre resounds in projected high notes, round, held, striking or suspended. It's a real treat! But also what musicality, what a well driven intention, what extreme nuances! To listen to Jessica Pratt in this role is happiness at every note. Her clean but smooth attacchi, the correct breathing, the phrasing and her legato allow every aspect of the character transpire. Light in the singing in the first act in "Son vergin vezzosa…", moving and emotional in "Vien diletto e in ciel la luna" or sensible in Arturo's "Credeasi misera"; Jessica Pratt sings without a score, floating staccati or notes held on the breath, making fun of the challenges with obvious ease. In a sparkling virtuosity, Jessica Pratt gifted us with a singing lesson but also made us rediscover emotions coming from heavens.
Review

I Puritani ignite Opéra de Marseille

José Pons - Olyrix
07 November 2019
In the role of Elvira, Jessica Pratt manages to enrich even more the contours of this role that is certainly not limited to a simple pyrotechnical show. She absolutely owns all the needed technical tools and is clearly at ease in the virtuosity and the agilities that she serves: ethereal vocalisations, thrills, fascinating variations, staccato notes, octave jumps or totally mastered mezze-voci. The medium-low registry could be more full, but the singing line imposes herself in distinction and expressivity. She leaves the stand with the score and sings with all her soul, always with a smile even when madness takes her over.
Review

Jessica Pratt e Yijie Shi, superbo duo amoroso ne I Puritani all'Opera di Marsiglia

Jean-Luc Vannier - Musicologie
06 November 2019
Jessica Pratt confirms, in the role of Elvira, the exceptional qualities of a singing line technically elaborated and supported by a fabulous stage presence. Without score, she twirls from stand to stand, brandishing her attractive smile as razor sharp sword, but she also knows how to bring to tears her public. Powerful in her high notes at the same time striking and harmonious, fluid and intense vocalises: her "Son Vergin Vezzosa" from the first act is all young freshness, then her "O rendetemi la speme; o lasciatemi morir" and her " Vien diletto, in ciel la luna" from the second act where all heartily greeted with ovations.
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I Puritani send Opéra de Marseille in ecstasy

François Jestin - Bachtrack
04 November 2019
Jessica Pratt appears to be in breathtaking vocal shape. The timbre is immediately fascinating, the instrument is well expressed along the full length of the voice and it must be said that the high range develops the greatest volume. The vocalises are resolved with great fluidity and the singer proposes, in the repetition of her arias, variations of remarkable musical inspiration. Like in the case of "Son vergin vezzosa" in the first act or the cabaletta "Vien diletto, è in ciel la luna" (act II): staccato high notes or in full voice, strings of pearl-like notes, supersonic cadenzas. In brief, a real singing lesson supported by an engaged interpretation.
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"I Puritani": monumentale Jessica Pratt

Michel Egéa - DestiMed
04 November 2019
Sunday morning, the lady got a well deserved triumph together with a cast of great talent. She is totally invested in this romantic role, such that at times, we almost forgot there was no staging. Her voice is precise and powerful and always excels in vocalisations. Her high notes are all at the right place and with great ease she plays with the score.
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The triumphant Belcanto of Jessica Pratt and Yijei Shi

Michel Egéa - Concert Classic
03 November 2019
It must be said that by inviting Jessica Pratt to sing Elvira, barring accidents, means an easy win, at least for the female part of the cast. This is a fetish role perfectly interpreted by the English soprano that, again, in Marseille, thrilled her public. The voice is solid and powerful, without any undesirable vibrato, the high notes are reached with ease, without excesses, with crystal clear precision. The vocalises are homogeneous and the final triumph is assured. The secret card of Jessica Pratt is that she is actually possessed by her character, and even if in concert form, imbues a dramatic power to her hyper-romantic interpretation. She never exaggerates and the mad scene is believable and moving. A great Art.
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A roar of pleasure

Maurice Salles - Forum Opera
03 November 2019
Jessica Pratt bewitches the public with the brilliant agilities, with which she's familiar, and seduces with an empathy that allows even the smallest nuance of the mood of her character to transpire, thanks to the permanent fluidity of her facial expression over which emotions run freely. This game of alternations, paired with her voice, removes from the pyrotechnical virtuosity, the perception of an arbitrary decorative convention.
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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15 November 2019
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01 January 2016
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01 June 2015
Jessica Pratt featured on Melomano Magazine<br/>Una nueva voz desde Australia

Jessica Pratt featured on Melomano Magazine
Una nueva voz desde Australia

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01 November 2013
Jessica Pratt featured on Fine Music Magazine<br/>The world at her feet

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The world at her feet

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01 August 2013
Jessica Pratt featured on Vogue Italia<br/>Melodrama queen

Jessica Pratt featured on Vogue Italia
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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 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 Händel Italian 1 5 20 November 2014
Gran Dio che tu proteggi... Giusto Dio che umile adoro Gioacchino Rossini Italian
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 15 32 12 October 2008
Ich schwebe op. 48 n°2 Richard Strauss German 1 1 09 November 2019
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 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 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 31 101 26 September 2007
Messa di Gloria Gioacchino Rossini Latin 1 2 15 August 2015
Otello Gioacchino Rossini Italian 2 5 12 July 2008
Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto Franz Liszt Italian 1 1 09 November 2019
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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