Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican. ★ ★ ★ ★ Lucy Stevens as Ferrier, capturing the singer’s radiant personality most winningly… always at home in the Ferrier songbook, the warmth in her own voice, matching to a large degree Ferrier’s own contralto, causes a frisson in the audience.
Musical Theatre Review
Cambridge Stapleford Granary “Any singer to take on this task is either delusional or superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens is the latter, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music” Jane Bower localsecrets.com
BAC “Daughter Diva,
immaculately sung by Lucy Stevens, is undergoing a nervous breakdown and receiving little sympathy from her mother, sung with equal beauty by Lore Lixenberg.”
Maddy Costa, The Guardian.
Opera Holland Park
“Lucy Stevens caught Orlovsky’s strutting enniu to a T.”
David Blewitt, The Stage.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
“It takes as much an actress as a singer to bring off successfully that early 20th century shocker Pierrot Lunaire. In Lucy Stevens, the [Millennium
Ensemble] has the appropriate performer. Stevens’ Pierrot was a lone soul, evoking with apparent ease and conviction the variously extreme sentiments and poetic images.”
Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman.
“Eventually, Lucy Stevens stalks on to prepare for her role in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’, and the effect is electrifying. She’s every bit the prima donna, yet sympathetically vulnerable; her despair is lucid as she expresses her frustration with fame, her loathed audience, and her
career’s routines. Stevens is breathtaking in the role: her impeccable pronunciation, gorgeous voice and maniacal laughter, itself edged with coloratura, are hilarious and disquieting at once.”
Maddy Costa, Time Out.
“…some powerful performances. Lucy Stevens as the White Witch, décolletée in shimmering white ball gown and looking like a deranged Grace Kelly, is operatic in her cackles of triumph and rage.”
Ronnie Haydon, Timeout.
“Lucy Stevens’ portrayal of a spinster whose frustrated desire to love results in adulation of her sister-in-law is an outstanding contribution.”
Yorkshire Evening Post.