Tales of Hoffmann opened to rave reviews at Sydney Opera House, with Australian Book Review celebrating Jessica Pratt as the performance lead: “A much-anticipated performance, she (Pratt) has garnered praise in many of the world’s important opera houses, including in this role. Pratt reveals crystal-clear coloratura facility as the automaton Olympia in Act One.”
This sentiment was echoed by critics from J-Wire, who exclaimed: “Her vocal pyrotechnics in The Doll’s Song (‘Les oiseaux dans la charmille’) brought the house down, as well it should have. The top of her voice was clean and vibrant (and, quite frankly, a wonder in its own right) “
VANDAL enriched the famously difficult ‘Doll Song’ aria with custom animation, as Olympia is tormented by complex algebraic expressions that were seen to float in the air.