REVIEWS

…Isolde Roxby brings glowing substance to Princess Aurora’s sweeping lines…”  

Yehuda Shapiro, The Stage [2019]

“…Isolde Roxby’s outstanding Aurora. Pleasantly rounded both vocally and in her characterisation…”
Bachtrack [2019]

“…The Aurora of Isolde Roxby, by far the biggest role in the opera … rewarded the confidence placed in her
with an account of the role which was generous in its lyricism, poignant in the pain of its
self-discovery and completely mesmerising … compelling performance…”

Planet Hugill [2019]

“…The singing from the young cast is notably accomplished, with Isolde Roxby proving exceptional as the Princess as her lyrical yet sensitive soprano is put to excellent use in
conveying the various stages that the character goes through across the drama…”

Music OMH [2019]

“… Isolde Roxby as Princess Aurora sings,
and acts, the role with total commitment and a bright soprano voice that would be ideal in
Mozart operas…”

Plays to See [2019]

“…As Tatiana Isolde Roxby makes the right journey from passionate naivete to poised, careful experience and shows us the suffering and costs along the way. Her ‘letter’ scene was the highpoint it should be, both musically and dramatically…” 

Live Theatre UK [2018]

“…admirable performance… Roxby manages the demands of the famous letter scene with warm tones and a real understanding of the emotional torment that leads Tatiana to take such an unconventional step…” 

Plays to see [2018]


“…Isolde Roxby has an absolutely stunning voice and gives a wonderful performance encapsulating every part of Tatiana’s innocence and delicate suffering. In the Letter Scene, her performance is filled with sorrow and fragility. This contrasts with the final scenes where Roxby’s Tatiana is married to another, grown-up, composed and unshakeable. Her voice soars as she tells Onegin to leave her alone…”.

TrendFEM [2018]

“…fine dramatic singing here from Isolde Roxby… expertly navigate a mixture of languages and composers to create consistent characterisation”

The Gizzle Review [2018]

 “…deeply moving…”

Muse [2018]

 

TESTIMONIALS

I have worked with Isolde as director of a cycle of early verdi opera for The Buxton International Festival. I cannot recommend her highly enough both as a solo performer and as a member of a team.

She has  remarkable stage presence and an exceptional voice.

The operas I worked on demanded a very intense degree of both physical and musical intensity. She worked with unsparing energy and commitment at each rehearsal, and on performance always gave that bit extra.

She is a joy to work with and always engaged imaginatively with every character she portrayed. Not only was a she a fearless singer but also moved with grace and energy.

Always responsible and well prepared, she as a very significant member of the cast. I could always rely on her to lead and energise the performers around her.

It is my belief that she will make a significant career for herself on the operatic stage.

Elijah Moshinsky

Director

I have had the pleasure of working with Isolde on several opera projects and she has always been the model of professionalism, enthusiasm and an excellent work colleague. She communicatesclearly, has a "can do" attitude, is very well prepared for each role she takes on and takes her work very seriously. She is a pleasure to have in the rehearsal room.
 

More importantly, I believe that she is a truly exceptional talent and one of the most exciting young artists in her vocal fach rising on the UK opera scene. She combines a deep musicianship and excellent technical command of her instrument, with great expressive range, immediacy and naturalness on stage. She is an excellent actress. As a total package she is an exceptionally compelling performer and I have absolutely no doubts that she is destined for very great things professionally.

Guido Martin-Brandis

The Opera Company

“...Isolde Roxby carried her swooping phrases on lush tone...  

Opera Magazine  [2017]

“...The aptly named Isolde Roxby, suitably moving..." 

Opera Now [2017]

“...Superbly Sung…Moving Performance...”   Farnham Herald

“...Isolde Roxby... powerful... moving...”   

Planet Hugill [2017]