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"Samantha Hay made a glamorous Queen of the Night, as exciting for the way her voice opened up at the top of

the stave as for her surefire top F's"

Opera Magazine 2019

"Hay is dazzlingly fearsome as Queen of the Night and her high F's were bright and accurate."

Alice Masterson, Northern Review

"Samantha Hay makes her debut with Opera North...she is simply outstanding, her aria was breathtakingly good!"

Ann Durrell, 

"Samantha Hay achieves a breathtaking, flawless performance, giving the role depth and expression beyond the villainous archetype"

Philip Plow, East Midlands Theatre

"...completely thrilling as the terrifyingly grand Queen of the Night."

Phil Preece, Lichfield Festival


"...dazzling coloratura and fearless top notes drew audible gasps!"


"a dazzling Queen of the Night...a steely glitter to her coloratura and an admirable consistency of tone"  

Planet Hugill

"...dazzling Queen of the Night, quite the best I've heard since Diana Damrau."



"...takes command of the stage with confidence, soaring to the difficult top F. A creditable performance deserving of the calls of “Brava!”

GettheChance Wales


"forthright and spine-tingling ."  



"Soprano Samantha Hay was a delightful, sweet-toned Zerlina".  

Opera Britannia



The Times


“A special mention, must be made of Samantha Hay's Zerlina... a beautifully crystal-clear voice and engaging stage presence” 

Telescoper World News 

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