KATHERINE CROMPTON

S O P R A N O

Katherine Crompton was an enchanting Galatea, fuller and rounder of voice than some who take on the role/ Her vocal acting and projection were impeccable, rising to a heart achingly transcendent climax in the final accompanied recitative. 

Brian Robins, Opera Magazine

 

Three finely tuned and musically sensitive Ladies (reviewing Magic Flute at Garsington).

David Truslove, Classical Source

 

 

The Three ladies formed a particular mellifluous trio, the individual voices distinctly characterised and sweetly blended.

Claire Seymour, Opera Today

 

 

C'est la Galatée de Katherine Crompton que l’on retiendra en premier lieu. D’une grâce innée, la soprano anglaise captive également par son timbre d’une grande pureté et grâce à l’agilité fort méritante de ses vocalises. Dès son premier air « Ye verdant plains and woody mountains », l’auditoire tombe sous le charme de cette artiste, de son naturel et de sa finesse d’interprétation.

This is the Galatea Katherine Crompton as we note in the first place. In innate grace, the English soprano also captivates with its tone of high purity and with the high agility worthy of its vocalizations. From her first aria "Ye verdant plains and woody mountains", the audience fell under the spell of this artist, her finesse and natural interpretation.

Emmanuel Andrieu, Opera Online

 

Si Cyril Auvity dessine avec une certaine finesse l’amoureux transport qui agite Acis, la maîtrise de Katherine Crompton, au soprano expressif et fruité, sans oublier une musicalité lumineuse, lui dame peut-être quelque peu le pion.

If Cyril Auvity draws with a certain finesse transportation waving lovers Acis, The master is Katherine Crompton, an expressive and fruity soprano, plus a luminous musicality, she perhaps, steals the show.

Gilles Charlassier, Concerto Net

 

Katherine Crompton relished the opportunity to deploy her crystal-bright soprano in soubrette mode as the infuriatingly virginal Anne Egermann, and followed this up later with a raunchy account of the Jimmy Choo aria from Mark-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole.

Henrietta Bredin, Opera

 

Very fine contributions were also made by...Katherine Crompton, a young soprano rapidly developing an enviable reputation in the international world of opera.

Colin Bloxham

 

There were some outstanding performances ... Katherine Crompton confirmed my previous impression of her as a fine singer and performer who is destined for a significant career ...

Brian Dickie

 

The cast were all highly talented and there was much to enjoy musically in the performance.  Katherine Crompton was everything that director Paul Curran wanted as Clomiri ... The result was personable and highly creditable, and when combined with her stage antics was in many ways a bravura performance ...

 Robert Hugill


All the principals are singers one would like to hear again. Particularly outstanding are Katherine Crompton and Luis Gomes in the lead roles of Marenka and Jenik ...

Evening Standard
 

Katherine Crompton's Marenka,the bartered bride, fields a ringing top register ..... and Crompton's splendidly handled aria bemoaning the heroine's lot ...

The Times

 

Crompton in particular put on a stunning show – the range of the role is huge and she showed supreme control in her pianissimo top notes while also providing some moments of pure drama in her tempestuous third-act quarrel with her beloved.

bachtrack.com

 

Katherine Crompton as Marenka has a lovely rich lyric voice. It sounds as if it has the potential to develop into something quite substantial. She presented Marenka as a beautifully sunny character, singing with a lovely warmth. And underneath there was the necessary toughness and a glorious vein of pathos in act 3. A radiant and touching performance.

Robert Hugill
 

Princess Costanza gets an aria of heartbreak from which soprano Katherine Crompton, this production’s Costanza, extracts great beauty. Crompton may still be in the first year of the Royal College of Music’s opera course, but here she reveals herself as a born Handelian, with delicately sustained high notes and an instinctive sense of pace and structure.

The Independent
 

.. a couple of singers in this second cast rose above the average – notably Katherine Crompton and Hannah Sandison as the two sopranos vying to be England’s queen.

The Financial Times
 

Katherine Crompton ... took on the significant role of Costanza.... Ms Crompton has what I think is going to be quite a big voice, but her vibrato is well under control, enabling her to put more light and shade into her mournful, even plaintive arias about suffering such as “Morte, vieni!” and “Caro, vieni a me.” The aria accompanied by sopranino recorder  “Il volo cosi fido” was a delight and the duet with Riccardo, “T’amo si” extremely moving. ... in my view this soprano has huge potential.

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