'Andrea Creighton is a mesmerising Antonia'

Fosseway Magazine

 

As Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera World Tour - Really Useful Company

'A delightful discovery would be Andrea Creighton, a fine soprano who played the role of the Paris Opera House's prima donna Carlotta Giudicelli to perfection.  From New Zealand, Creighton provided hilarity on multiple occasions with her well-rehearsed Italian accent, that when coupled with her on stage histrionics, provides just the right measure of comic relief that adds tremendously to the enjoyment of the show.  While Creighton is entertaining as she spouts accusations and other witticisms via Carlotta, she is most impressive when she needs to pull out those high notes to get her point across.  This is definitely a performer to watch out for.'

Emng Yew Choong, The Star, Singapore

'O'May and Ralph inspired laughter each time they took to the stage, as did the character of Carlotta Giudicelli played by Andrea Creighton, who is arguably the unsung hero of the musical, as she had to act ridiculous and make the audience laugh at her while performing demanding vocals.'

Poached Magazine

'Carlotta Giudicelli, the former superstar of the opera house to be replaced by Christine, is wonderfully portrayed by Andrea Creighton, who brings comic relief every time she appears on stage.'

Katrin Figge, Jakarta Globe

'Last but not least, Andrea Creighton, who played Carlotta, was outstanding!'

Bangkok Post

Andrea Creighton, who has performed principal roles for many international companies, took the role of Carlotta, the opera singer.  She sang her role very well, hitting the high notes squarely.'

Juan Antonio Lanuza, Business World

'James Borthwick and Jason Ralph as Firmin and Andre, plus Andrea Creighton as Carlotta brought on the laughs...they were very good.'

B.A. Gil, The Philippine Star

As Despina in Cosi fan Tutte - Melbourne Opera

'As the maid Despina, Andrea Creighton almosts steals the show, demonstrating comic as well as vocal ability.'

Martin Duffy, The Age

'The comedic leads of Don Alfonso and Despina were hilarious, leading the audience, young and old, to laugh and laugh the whole way through.  The unexpected star of the show would definitely be Despina, played by Andrea Creighton.  She was an exceptional singer with her words melodically delivered and articulately conveyed.'

Corey Ignace, Laneway Magazine.

'Both Creighton and Howell complement their excellent singing with moments of fine comic sparkle.'

Simon Parris, Man in Chair

'I was not surprised to note that Andrea Creighton had sung Fiordiligi, as one normally expects a soubrette in the role of Despina.  She has a lovely voice.'

Graham Ford, Stage Whispers

As Dubbo Housewife in Menopause the Musical - Hit Productions

'The strongest performances came from Collins and Creighton...Creighton as the housewife is just as funny - an Edna Everage-like caricature with a great voice and a flair for physical comedy.'

Cameron Woodhead, The Age

'All performers worked extremely well with highlights including Andrea Creighton's hilarious air drums and rendition of "My Thighs" (an adaptation of My Guy)'

Ian Nisbet, Stage Whispers

'Andrea Creighton provided hilarity on multiple occasions as the downtrodden Dubbo Housewife. Again, impressive comedic ability and vocals, and her characterisation helped the audience warm to her immediately'

Julia Roper, Theatre People

As Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera - Really Useful Company Asia/Pacific

'The supporting cast, too, was impressive.  In particular, the pushy Carlotta was played with great comic touch and compelling vocal control by Andrea Creighton.'

Stephen Bevis, The West Australian

'There's stellar support from Andrea Creighton as the resident diva Carlotta...'

Matt Byrne, Stage

"Andrea Creighton amuses as the strident prima donna, trilling and shrilling as the stereotypically temperamental opera diva.'

Samela Harris, The Advertiser

'As Prima Donna Carlotta, Andrea Creighton relishes every opportunity not only to showcase her legitimate operatic prowess, technique and stylish Italian accent, but also throw in diva histrionics to great comic effect.'

Kate Ward-Symthe, The NZ Performing Arts Review

'The Melbourne production features a largely Australian cast - with the notable exception of New Zealander Andrea Creighton delivering a superb performance as prima donna Carlotta.'

Tom Cardy - The Dominion Post

'Good singing in a rarer discipline comes from Andrea Creighton and David Rogers-Smith, amusingly over the top as the opera's underwhelming stars, Madame Carlotta and Signor Piangi.'

Jim Murphy, The Age

As Anna 1 in Die Sieben Todsünden - Auckland Chamber Orchestra

'As Anna 1, Andrea Creighton understands Brechtian restraint and cabaret deadpan, and her operatic soprano thrills in Weill's gorgeous lines.' 

William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

As Antonia in Les Contes D'Hoffman - Iford Arts Festival

'The two portrayals that stood out were Emilia O'Connor's Olympia-the final frenzy of a chorus as the doll is dismembered was wonderfully exuberant-and Andrea Creighton's Antonia.'

Opera Magazine UK

'Andrea Creighton is a mesmerizing Antonia'

Gay Pirrie-Weir, Fosseway Magazine

As Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte - Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing

'Andrea Creighton est une Fiordiligi friponne et hilarante aux inflexions nettes et cascadentes, folles et piquantes'

Isabelle Françaix, Ramifications Bruxelles

As Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia -  NBR New Zealand Opera

'Rosina was sung by Andrea Creighton.  She is a naturally attractive and vivacious performer and had the measure of the role, hitting the stage running with an athletic "Una voce poco fa", and singing her panoply of roulades and cadenzas with agility and finesse: a demonstration of the vocal skills that are acquired through long and dedicated training.  Her voice is not only superbly honed, but she also commands impressive volume. In the ensembles, nevertheless, Creighton integrated perfectly with the others: some of the most wonderful music is in the ensembles, and they were rhythmically alive, musically witty, intoxicating in their impact.'

Lindis Taylor, New Zealand Opera News

'Andrea Creighton as Rosina matched Barry-Smith's strong performance completely.  Her coloratura was equal to the severe tests that Rossini gives her, and her character had a combination of willfulness and innocence that kept the audience guessing.'

The Listener Magazine

'As Rosina, Andrea Creighton was completely at home, portraying the rather rebellious, self-willed ward. Her singing of the famous "Una voce poco fa" was a highlight of the evening' Hawke's Bay Today

'All gave solid and dependable performances, but Creighton in particular was in glorious voice' Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Evening Standard

'Andrea Creighton was a vocally agile Rosina, with a prodigious ability to deliver killer trills. She had fun plotting alongside her stage companions and conveyed it well...'

The New Zealand Herald

As Susanna in Le Nozze Di Figaro -  NBR New Zealand Opera

'The success of this performance hinges on the strength of the Susanna, who is involved in nearly every aspect of the opera. Andrea Creighton was perfectly cast - an ideal Susanna, vocally brilliant and secure'

Garth Wilshere, Capital Times

'Of the soloists, Andrea Creighton (Susanna) received the warmest applause of the night, and rightfully so. Her acting was as convincing as her voice was a wonder.'

The Dominion Post

'This new production of The Marriage of Figaro is an example of opera at its best…Susanna, sung by Andrea Creighton with her easy acting style, brought a real depth to the character. She was the arch manipulator of the opera, even when Figaro was confident of his own control of the situation. She sang with coolness and self-confidence, reinforcing the idea of Susanna as a powerful character'

John Daly-Peoples, The National Business Review

'Andrea Creighton takes Susanna beyond mere pertness.  If there ever was to be a takeover bid in the House of Almaviva, this woman would be spearheading it.  With her assured, clear soprano supplying the focus of so many ensembles,  Creighton makes the most of Mozart's delicious recitatives.'

The New Zealand Herald

'Andrea Creighton is a most impressive Susanna, her voice secure, her acting vivid'

The Sunday Star Times

As Countess in Le Nozze Di Figaro-  Savoy Opera 

'..Savoy Opera will give chances to young singers who are ready for a big challenge in a helpfully small theatre.  There are two here who make the performance worthwhile, Darren Jeffrey as a sturdy Figaro and the New Zealander Andrea Creighton, singing with an ample lyric soprano in the role of the Countess.'

Richard Fairman, The Financial Times

'Again, high class singing and acting from a mainly young cast. The ensembles were of a calibre once thought impossible outside of Glyndebourne.  Principals Darren Jeffery, Tamsin Coombs, Damian Thantry,Andrea Creighton,Doreen Curran gave particular pleasure.'

Musical Pointers 

'Damian Thantrey's haughty count, Andrea Creighton's countess, Doreen Curran's wide-eyed Cherubino and Darren Jeffrey's Figaro are particularly noteworthy'

Camden New Journal

As Adèle in Die Fledermaus - NBR New Zealand Opera

'The highlight of the evening was provided by Andrea Creighton singing the role of Adèle. With her elegant and animated voice she provided rich and satisfying singing, giving a convincing understanding of the part and displaying an ability to create a delightfully exuberant and wanton character'

The National Business Review

'Soprano Andrea Creighton is especially strong as the maid Adèle, her top notes have brilliance and power'

The Listener Magazine

'Andrea Creighton dominates with a strong performance, full of energy and business but never neglecting the voice.'

Capital Times

'As Adèle we heard the considerable potential of Andrea Creighton's rich voice and comic ability'

The Sunday Times

As Luigia in Viva la Mamma - L'Opéra de Nantes

'Christophe Josey, haute-contre, dans le rôle de Dorotea et Andrea Creighton dans celui de Luigia, ont été des seconds rôles parfaits'

Le Portail des Iles d'Indes

As the winner of the New Zealand Mobil Song Quest 1996

'Andrea Creighton took the main award with a quirky rendition of an unusual lieder by Wolf, an impassioned rendition of O jaky zal from Smetana's The Bartered Bride and finally a spirited and entertaining performance of Qual fiamma by Leoncavallo. Her voice is remarkable not only for its power and sustained energy but also the clarity and brightness tone.  As a performer she worked the audience to perfection'

The Christchurch Star

In a Royal Gala concert performance at the RNCM 1996

'Ronan O'Hara, Andrea Creighton and Rafel Rojas were a trio of young performers of decent pedigree, already secure in their craft - and they could have held their own in any company. New Zealand born soprano Creighton gave a powerful rendition of 'One Kiss' from Sigmund Romberg's The New Moon...They teamed up eloquently for 'Libiamo Ne Lieti Calici' from La Traviata, then a soaring soprano solo from Kismet...the singers came back with music from La Bohème for the grand finale. Rojas hit some terrific notes as Rodolfo and Creighton responded in confident vein, singing an extremely beautiful 'Mi Chiamano Mimi', the pair of them winning the biggest hand of the night for their delightful partnership.'

The Manchester Evening News