Reviews

“the masked ladies (Jenny Stafford, Lucinda Stuart-Grant, both strikingly well-experienced, plus a fabulous bottom line from Heather Ireson) all three gorgeously and perfectly attuned.”
Roderic Dunnett, Seen and Heard international, Third Lady, Mozart’s The Magic Flute Young Opera Venture, October 2014

“With choruses turned into quartets, everyone worked hard, the ‘supporting’ roles such as […] Martha (Heather Ireson – a star in Royal Northern College of Music opera and a gifted actress) as vital as the main protagonists”
Robert Beale, The Manchester Theatre Awards, Marthe, Gounod’s Faust, Clonter Opera, July 2014

“Outstanding in tone and clarity as well as expressiveness was mezzo Heather Ireson in her opening recitative and aria Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam (Now my dearest bridegroom) and the aria immediately following. She made a notable contribution at every opportunity Bach provided.”
Robert J Farr, for Seen and Heard International, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, with the St George Singers at the RNCM Concert Hall, December 2013

“What a delight it was as well to have Heather Ireson back as our Mezzo Soprano soloist. Her voice has retained its lovely creamy smoothness but has grown amazingly in sheer power. Her singing easily bestrode the most clamorous combinations of organ and choir so that the surging climaxes with which Elgar challenges his soloist could be allowed to flourish to stunning effect. More gentle and thoughtful passages as when Heather makes her initial entry, “They had no vision amazing” were beautifully smooth and seductively melodic.”
Alan Cooper, for The University of Aberdeen Music Department, Elgar’s The Music Makers, March 2013

“I especially warmed to Heather Ireson’s Serse. Never have I heard the show-stopping rage aria ‘Crude furie degl’orridi abissi’ sung with greater verve, conviction and commitment”
Dr Leslie Robarts (a Handel expert), the Handel-L internet forum, Handel’s Xerxes, title role of Xerxes, RNCM Opera Theatre, March 2012