REVIEWS

‘Irresistible gripping theatre, with a vigorously projected performance from Pippa Dames-Longworth.’    The Times

 

‘Long spans of concentrated and beautiful singing by Pippa Dames-Longworth.’                                  The Independent

 

‘Pippa Dames-Longworth looks luscious and sings with attractive warmth of tone.’                                  Financial Times

'Pippa Dames-Longworth has a fine jewel like glitter to her tone; I much enjoyed her rapt poised singing'   The Times

'Her voice is technically secure with phrasing and projection which can only be the result of much hard work with a fine instrument. More importantly perhaps is her innate musicality and ability to get inside a score which is far from simple and yet, in a performance of this quality by conductor, orchestra and soloist, reaches directly into the hearts of the listener.'                 Hampstead and Highgate Express  

'the plaintive lament of the dying Euridice, which was thoughtfully and touchingly sung by Pippa Dames-Longworth'                 Daily Telegraph

'Pippa Dames-Longworth gave a gripping magnificently communicative interpretation, in which musicianship and technical security ensured a full appreciation of McCabe's inspiration by the packed audience... she not only bought the Latin words to vivid life, but also secured the musical line to emphasise the composer's own reaction to the text. In the final song, her eloquence and the radiant orchestral harmonies held the audience in a silence all too rare in any concert hall.'       Music and Musicians

Recent Recitals 

“ ..We enjoyed a joyous evening at Gravetye Manor when Pippa enthralled us with her beautiful singing - an apt and entertaining programme which perfectly complimented our beautiful gardens.” 

Elizabeth and Jeremy Hoskings  (Owners of the award winning, Michelin starred hotel, Gravetye Manor)

 

“.. an exquisite programme, created and sublimely performed by Pippa, who does not fail to captivate and enthral her audience from start to finish with pieces that are entertaining and fun, yet moving and heartfelt.” 

           Charlotte Desjarlais     (Events manager, Royal Museums)

AUDIENCE APPRECIATION

from the Operaplayhouse Arts Council Tour 

'Spellbinding… these guys are my annual treat'  Peter Florence, Director of the Hay-on-Wye Festival

'What a lot of happy responses I have had to your show…it’s clear that everyone went home feeling very smiley and had quite obviously had a lovely time.’ Ruth Phelps, Shawford Mill Theatre

'Thank you both so much for a delightful evening – what a wonderfully original ‘bunch’ of quotes, proverbs, definitions and readings you gathered, and what a lovely ‘bouquet’ of music and songs!  Everyone enjoyed it very much and there were many appreciative comments as people left.’  Elizabeth Davis, Hungerford Festival

 

'You presented a marvellous “Christmas In The Parlour” for us last year and the feedback here was fantastic.  I am wondering if we could book you again.'  Pamela Hunt, St. Jerome’s, LLangwm

 

‘ ... the attraction of The Smallest Opera House is, I am sure, very largely why so many enthusiastic people came - everyone came out of your trailer laughing and admiring the sheer ingenuity of your and Karl’s enterprise. It was really sweet of you to go into over-time so that the workers could enjoy it too.  Thank you so much for your talent and enthusiasm.’  Lady Alice Renton, Mount Harrhy

 

PROMOTER COMMENTS 

from the Arts Council of Wales ‘Night Out’ Scheme

“A Brilliant show, super-talented, very-funny and totally professional.”

“This is a wonderful as always-word perfect -very professional”

“Delightful as always”

“Thoroughly entertaining with a wide repertoire, Karl and Pippa are very talented musicians who gave us a most enjoyable concert “

 

” A very professional comic performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.”

“a wonderful seasonal show”

“very efficient, entertaining and varied programme for all ages”

“Operaplayhouse provided us with an excellent evenings entertainment. We would certainly love to have them again. “