Tamsin's Reviews

As ‘Mezzo Nurse’

Dr Quimpugh’s Compendium of Peculiar Afflictions
by Martin Ward
“Tamsin Dalley ..an excellent actor-singer”
Gerald Berkowitz (TV Bomb)

As ‘Mauxalinda’

The Dragon of Wantley
by John Lampe

Opera Restor’d, Potsdam Festival, Germany
(Cond. Gary Cooper)

‘…Margery and Mauxalinda’s “rival queens” duet was one of the performance’s highlights…’

Carlos Maria Solare, Opera Magazine November 2007

As ‘Third Lady’

The Magic Flute – Mozart

Longborough Festival Opera,
(Cond. Robert Dean)

‘…and in Tamsin Dalley, Third Lady here, there is a warm, rich alto with a future to follow…’

Christopher Morley, The Birmingham Post 27th June 2005

As ‘Carmen’

Carmen – Bizet

Riverside Opera, Richmond Theatre, 2005

‘…Tamsin Dalley’s Carmen, tall, blonde with an imposing presence and velvety mezzo tone…’

Rodney Milnes, Opera June 2005

Stabat Mater


Aylesbury Festival Choir

‘…The ninth (movement [sic]) was an impressive solo from mezzo Tamsin Dalley…’

Joss O’Kelly, The Bucks Herald 2nd December 2004

As Die Vertraute

Elektra – Strauss

BBC Promenade Concert, Royal Albert Hall, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Cond. Donald Runnicles)

‘…The subsidiary roles were decently taken, with Tamsin Dalley characterful in her cameo as Confidante…’

Richard Whitehouse, ClassicalSource.Com – July 2003

St Paul


West Cumberland Choral Society

‘…The most memorable [performance] being the arioso “But the Lord is mindful” from contralto Tamsin Dalley…leaving the audience wanting more…’

The Whitehaven News – 30th March 2002

As Rosette

Manon – Massenet

English Touring Opera

‘…Tamsin Dalley’s Rosette added welcome colour…’

Martin Dreyer, Opera – May 2001

‘…Tamsin Dalley’s mezzo Rosette (ECO’s Carmen) had the peach of the voices…’

Roderic Dunnett, The Independent – 5th March 2001

‘…The three actresses,….and Tamsin Dalley were dutifully frivolous and coquettish and flirtatious, singing with delightful freshness…’

Sigurd Scott, The Perthshire Advertiser – 29th May 2001

As ‘Third Lady’

The Magic Flute – Mozart

English Touring Opera

‘…[The three ladies sic] were a scream as they vied to care for the unconscious prince, their tumbling voices a hilarious and charming opening…’

Angela Kemp, The Cambridge Evening News – 27th February 2001

‘…The Three Ladies…looked superb, sounded great and beautifully helped the action along…’

Mike Howard, Brighton Evening Argus – 19th March 2001

As Iolanthe

Iolanthe – Gilbert and Sullivan

The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

‘…And Tamsin Dalley gave a sweet-voiced Iolanthe…

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer – 5th October 1997

‘…Tamsin Dalley makes the perfect foil [for the Fairy Queen sic], taking Iolanthe as a dramatic opera character…’

David Denton, The Yorkshire Post – 15th October 1997

‘…Tamsin Dalley’s Iolanthe is fine…’

Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post – 26th September 1997

‘…Musically it is a strongly cast production with fine singing from…and Tamsin Dalley as Iolanthe…’

Western Daily Press – 9th October 1997

‘…enchanting performance also from Tamsin Dalley as Iolanthe…’

Paula Jolly, The News – 2nd October 1997

‘…while Tamsin Dalley is a statuesque Iolanthe in a marvellous production…’

Marion Cox, Dorset Evening Echo – 2nd December 1997

‘…And this cast, headed by the statuesque Tamsin Dalley as Iolanthe, did not put a foot wrong…’

Emma Andrews, Newcastle Evening Chronicle – 12th November 1997

‘…Tamsin Dalley (Iolanthe).. cut a dash…’

Thomas Hall, The Journal 12th November 1997

‘…Tamsin Dalley gave a beautifully sung performance as Iolanthe…’

William Stone, Plymouth News – 4th October 1997

‘…Outstanding among the outstanding were Tamsin Dalley (Iolanthe)…’

Terry Ellis, Rotheram Advertiser – 17th October 1997


Montage of Images of Tamsin in Performance