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Julia Riley mezzo-soprano

2012 Reviews

Verdi Requiem, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall

You could instantly hear what all the fuss is about Riley - she anchored everything she sang with singular authority, and the quality of her lovely voice and the immediacy of her presence defined her deeply sympathetic musicianship.
Peter Reed,

The young mezzo, Julia Riley, sang gloriously without seeming effort, her phrasing was always very good and she blended with her soprano colleague, Judith Howarth, in the 'Agnus Dei' particularly sensitively.
Jim Pritchard,

Cosi fan tutte, Opera Holland Park

"This Dorabella, really rather a nasty piece of work, is sung with great flair and rhythmic rigour by the glowing mezzo of Julia Riley."
Hilary Finch, The Times

"CosÍ has some terrific young singers... Julia Riley a perfect foil as Dorabella..."
Hugh Canning, The Times

"The lovers are all rising stars - or stars already... Julia Riley's open, ardent mezzo makes a positive impression as Dorabella."David Gutman, The Stage

"As Dorabella, Julia Riley's mezzo-soprano is strong, sumptuous and lively and her performance of 'Smanie implacabili' sees her hunched sideways on a bench as she wears her heart upon her sleeve."Sam Smith,