Virginia Woolf: Killing the AngelLondon song Festival 2021 “Utterly absorbing and brilliantly done!” Anthony Ingle "Utterly brilliant performance – the whole audience was spellbound throughout. So wonderful to hear all those rarely heard song gems by women composers” Nigel Foster LSF Director
Ethel Smyth: Grasp the NettleEnglish Music Festival 2018 “Can’t recommend Lucy Stevens play with music about Ethel Smyth highly enough. Superb acting and vocal performances and some exceptional navigation of fiendish piano reductions by Elisabeth Marcus. Funny, touching and uplifting- A must see!” Light Music Society
Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!
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
Tourette’s DivaBAC “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.
Die FledermausOpera Holland Park“Lucy Stevens caught Orlovsky’s strutting enniu to a T.”David Blewitt, The Stage.
Pierrot LunaireEdinburgh 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 [MillenniumEnsemble] 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.
The Ignoramus and the Maniac“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 hercareer’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.
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe“…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.
The House of the Spirits“Lucy Stevens’ portrayal of a spinster whose frustrated desire to love results in adulation of her sister-in-law is an outstanding contribution.”Jim Greenfield,Yorkshire Evening Post.
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