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Die Fledermaus | Opera Australia

“Diva Yvonne Kenny makes a stunning guest appearance and stops the show as a celebrity chanteuse.”

John Hay-Mackenzie
Sunday Herald Sun
May 16, 2010

Oedipus Rex | Sydney Festival

“Yvonne Kenny… presented Stravinsky’s takes on 18- and 19- century aria forms with glowing richness and intensity.”

Peter McCallum
The Sydney Morning Herald Weekend
January 30-31, 2010

A Streetcar Named Desire | Opera Australia

“This is a tour de force performance from Yvonne Kenny as Blanch DeBois. Her role makes incredible vocal demands, but she gives a brilliantly expressive musical performance with nuance, beauty of pianissimo line and agility and accuracy in gauging and pitching difficult intervals. Dramatically convincing, the madder Blanch becomes, the more beautiful her music.”

John Hay-Mackenzie
Sunday Herald Sun
December 6, 2009

"…this flawed but powerful opera provided Australian soprano Yvonne Kenny with one of the most memorable roles in a great career. Both her acting and singing, as Blanche gradually disintegrates, were utterly convincing."

Barney Zwartz
The Age
December 18-19, 2009

Dido and Aeneas | Opera Australia

“As Dido, soprano Yvonne Kenny sang to her strengths… she employed sinuous phrasing and subtle dynamic control to create a portrayal of poised, tragic nobility… the famous lament particularly poignant…"

Murray Black
The Australian
June, 2009

“The way she shaped the lines of the famous lament showed that in a masterpiece there is no substitute for wisdom and experience.”

Peter McCallum
The Sydney Morning Herald
June 30, 2009

A Streetcar Named Desire | Opera Australia

“Yvonne Kenny is superb, perfectly capturing the character’s tragic vulnerability.”

The Sunday Telegraph
August 9, 2007

“…Yvonne Kenny gives one of the great performances of her career…heartbreakingly fragile, elegant and completely believable.”

Bill Stephens
The Canberra Review
August 16, 2007

“Yvonne Kenny met the marathon vocal demands of Blanche with her usual consummate professionalism, and has the regal presence to carry the role…”

Peter McCallum
The Sydney Morning Herald
August 6, 2007

“…Kenny is one of the finest actresses on the operatic stage…”

Diana Simmonds
Stage Noise
August 3, 2007

The Merry Widow | Opera Australia

“It’s no surprise to find Yvonne Kenny as a delicious Hanna Glawari, flirtatious and poised in equal measures. She’s in glowing voice, enrapturing the house with a tender, gorgeously phrased Vilja, floated miraculously at the end.”

Deborah Jones
The Australian
February 16, 2004

“Kenny is gracious and magnetic as the Widow”

Sydney Morning Herald
February 16, 2004