Alexandra Oomens "wins all hearts" in her performance as Elsie Maynard in ENO's production of Yeomen of the Guard

4 November 2022

Fantastic reviews and mentions of Alexandra Oomens in English National Opera's production of Yeoman of the Guard.

"There is a standout performance from Alexandra Oomens as Elsie, the street entertainer who, although loved by Jack Point, becomes Fairfax’s wife and who delivers Elsie’s great showpiece, “Tis done, I am a bride” with a fervour that would not be out of place in Donizetti. Oomens is matched in intensity" – Michael Billington, The Guardian

"Alexandra Oomens wins all hearts (including Fairfax’s) as a bright-toned Elsie" – John Ellison, The Telegraph

Alexandra Oomens (Elsie Maynard) as the romantic lead, supplies the most distinguished singing, with a bright, full tone; she’s also a touching, lively performer.” – Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc

"The most winning characterisation, both vocal and dramatic, comes from Alexandra Oomens in the role of Elsie, pert and clear as a bell, just as Gilbert and Sullivan would have wanted." – Nick Kimberly, Evening Standard

"Overall, there’s varied skill from the cast assembled, Alexandra Oomens’ Elsie is a delight, she sings with great clarity of voice and truly with ease, making you wish Sullivan had thrown her a little more meat and been a bit more adventurous – she could certainly handle it." – Scott Wddell, Everything Theatre

"Alexandra Oomens particularly notable as a delightfully cheeky Elsie brimming with life and vocal strength" – Mark Ronan, The Article

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