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”.
"..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..."
"Particularly outstanding are Carolyn Holt as the crusading Sister Helen, her rich-seamed timbre captivating at every emotional level."
"..every word clear, every element of characterization truthful, no shirking the less attractive, obsessive aspects"
Opera Collective Ireland 2019
"Impressive performance from mezzo-soprano Carolyn Holt as Florence"
"Carolyn Holt's powerful and earthy mezzo performance as Florence assumes the recklessness of the condemned."
"Carolyn Holt as Florence Newton, a strong, energetic and vibrant mezzo with a great stage presence.."
LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN
Irish National Opera 2018
"Carolyn Holt as the voice of Antonia's mother stood out with her rich and seductive mezzo-soprano"
"Notable smaller parts include the young Irish mezzo Carolyn Holt as the voice of Antonia's dead mother"
"Other cameos come and go all too quickly, notably ..the beautiful Voice of Carolyn Holt"
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