Kristin Darragh’s rich voice and theatrical sense made her an excellent Olga.’
Nicholas Tarling - Opera
‘Tatyana's sister Olga is given real meaning by Kristin Darragh.’ Listener (NZ)
'Truly a performance of glowing ease.’
(Amastre - Xerses) Music & Vision Daily
'She bestows on the heroine just that captivating warm,erotic,sonorous voice that we associate with Carmen. She is,incidentally, a terrific actress too and not just in this role.' Der Opernfreund
'...Darragh's fearlessly engaging way with the texts in 'But who may abide', consistently conveying the impression that every word truly meant something.'
'...Here the voice was decked in purple, the emotion conveyed with real pathos.' (Messiah) Middle C (NZ)
Kristin Darragh had another opportunity to show off her attractive contralto register; with cello and recorder accompaniment, this aria was exquisite.’
Amastre (Xerses) Middle C, Classical Music Reveiws.
Kristin Darragh has great stage presence, literally and figuratively throughout. Her clear, yet robust mezzo, ideally suited in this genre. Zulma (L’Italiana in Algeri).’
Theatre View (NZ)
‘…only Kristin Darragh’s shrewish Zita had the vocal or dramatic presence to hit the right comic buttons’
Neil Fisher - The Times (UK)
‘Kristin Darragh stands out for her finely judged and never overplayed Zita.’
The Stage (UK)
'Kristin Darragh’s Lucretia performance was unnerving and electric. This was a sophisticated portrayal of a difficult role; unsentimental, potent and credible.'
RAM Club Newsletter
'Kristin Darragh, in a trouser role, brought the manipulated Sesto to life, particularly in the dramatic pointing and easy musicianship of her recitative.’
William Dart, New Zealand Herald
‘Kristen Darragh (Siebel) sang very beautifully and acted her heart out.’
NZ Opera News
“Kristin Darragh is outstanding as Boris’ son Fyodor.” Simon Tipping, Listener (NZ)