Gillian Ramm is a “poignant” Vitellia for English Touring Opera
Following a highly successful tour as Tytania in English Touring Opera’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gillian Ramm has returned to the company to perform a new role, that of Vitellia in Mozart’s opera seria La clemenza di Tito.
Hilary Finch of The Times praises “Gillian Ramm’s strongly focused Vitellia” and says that “the sobriety of the shamed Vitellia’s Non più di fiori (No bridal garlands), with rose petals drifting out of her packed linen, is superbly done”.
George Hall of The Guardian is impressed with “Ramm’s soprano firing bold top-note volleys that match her would-be trophy wife attitude and power-dressing.”
John Allison of The Telegraph says that “the soprano Gillian Ramm is strong as the vengeful Vitellia”.
Miranda Jackson of Opera Britannia says that “Ramm has a voice which has previously been likened to double cream and she did not disappoint vocally in what is a new role for her. She has a great richness of tone in her lower register and yet hits all her high notes perfectly on pitch and with relative ease” and acknowledges that Gillian Ramm is “a confident musician” and that “Ramm’s scene where she decides to admit to Tito she is the author of the assassination plot was poignant”.
For more information on this production, please visit the English Touring Opera‘s website.