Coloratura Brilliance

Review of Die Zauberflöte

…Despite its fabulous multicoloured spangles, the costume for the Queen of the Night did make her general outline look remarkably like Queen Victoria. However, I don’t think that Queen Victoria ever had anything in her wardrobe quite as glamorous and I am certain that she was never able to sing with the same glorious vocal extravagance and coloratura brilliance as Jillian Bain Christie. To be able to hit all these high notes time after time so perfectly really was as the Americans say “something else”. She wins the full laurels for the most accomplished vocal performance as well as for the best costume…

Alan Cooper, 02 May 2012

Radiant & Emotionally Powerful

Concert Review, University of Aberdeen New Music Group

The highlight of the concert however was Górecki’s Symphony No.3, ‘The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’. Over a gentle background of string textures, soprano Jillian Bain Christie sang the text in Polish of a moving inscription found on the wall of a Nazi concentration camp and left there by a young girl. Bain Christie gave a radiant, emotionally powerful performance. Her voice just gets better and better every time I hear her. It was her performance that made this a concert to remember.

Alan Cooper, 09 November 2011

Born for Opera

Review of Carmen

…For me, the show was stolen by […] spurned love Micaela, played by Jillian Christie, who acted and sang as if born for opera…

Lynn Kernan, Evening Express, 04 May 2011

Salute to the Soprano

CD Review of Stabat Mater

It’s perhaps unfair to cite individual soloists, but I do salute the soprano Jillian Bain Christie, credited with the solo part in Let Fall the Windows of Mine Eyes.

William Hedley, MusicWeb International, November 2009