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DEAD MAN WALKING - UK Staged Premiere

Sister Helen Prejean

Alexander Gibson Opera School 2019

"Forming the backbone of the work... Carolyn Holt’s strong spiritual mezzo as Sister Helen provided impressive focus and beautifully bookend the opera with the unaccompanied hymn “He will gather us around”.

Bachtrack

"..the first full production in the UK – is top quality. That goes for the performances too, and especially that of mezzo Carolyn Holt as Sister Helen, whose singing is matched with nuanced, characterful acting..."

The Herald Scotland

"Particularly outstanding are Carolyn Holt as the crusading Sister Helen, her rich-seamed timbre captivating at every emotional level."

The Scotsman

"..every word clear, every element of characterization truthful, no shirking the less attractive, obsessive aspects"

Opera Scotland

 

STREET SCENE

Mrs Jones

Alexander Gibson Opera School 2018

"Bouquets to Carolyn Holt (Mrs Jones) for her Brooklyn accent and formidable presence" Opera Magazine

"Carolyn Holt’s unsympathetic and shady Mrs Jones...is as oppressive as the city heatwave." TheWeeReview.com

VAGABONES

Florence Newton

Opera Collective Ireland 2019

"Impressive performance from mezzo-soprano Carolyn Holt as Florence"

Irish Times

"Carolyn Holt's powerful and earthy mezzo performance as Florence assumes the recklessness of the condemned." 

Independent.ie

"Carolyn Holt as Florence Newton, a strong, energetic and vibrant mezzo with a great stage presence.." 

OperaKey.com

LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN

La Voix

Irish National Opera 2018

 

"Carolyn Holt as the voice of Antonia's mother stood out with her rich and seductive mezzo-soprano"

Bachtrack

 

"Notable smaller parts include the young Irish mezzo Carolyn Holt as the voice of Antonia's dead mother"

The Irish Times

 

"Other cameos come and go all too quickly, notably ..the beautiful Voice of Carolyn Holt" 

 Golden Plec

 

DIDO AND AENEAS

Dido

Alexander Gibson Opera School 2019

Carolyn Holt’s Dido was particularly affecting, her smooth mezzo betraying little of her final intent"

Bachtrack

FEEL THE SPIRIT

Mezzo Soloist

Chichester Singers 2017

"A resonant mezzo-soprano voice that would sound great in any opera house."

Bill Witts

MESSIAH

Mezzo Soloist

Opera dei Lumi 2017

"Mezzo Carolyn Holt has a wonderfully dark, rich tone "

MusicDurham

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