Amanda Holloway reviewing the first performance of Richard Strauss’ ELEKTRA in Taipei in “OPERA” magazine had the following to say concerning Claire Primrose:
“The Australian soprano Claire Primrose (Elektra) has never sung the role on stage and this was only her third concert performance. Her powerful, dark-edged dramatic soprano was perfectly suited to Strauss’ demands. During her 90 minutes on stage, the tone didn’t waver for an instant. Quite the contrary – the voice grew in beauty and bloom through the evening. And Primrose can act too – she managed to create a driven, desperate character with just a black dress qnd a wild black curly wig. Casting directors should be queuing to sign her up.”
Hmmm. Perhaps Australian casting directors should take note as well.