Press


"A strumpet by any era’s standards; coquettish, flirtatious…"
James Murray - 3news.co.nz, Auckland NZ

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Mimi (La BohèmeThe State Opera of South Australia

Amy Wilkinson is Mimi, bringing a pliant honesty to the character. She is entirely credible, and has a luminous voice...Tony Busch - www.theatreguide.com

They build a very convincing relationship and the emotional intensity continued to build until the eventual climax. Barry Lenny - www.glamadelaide.com.au

...soared in Acts 2 and 3. Together they looked perfect - young, fit, attractive, and totally believable. Kym Clayton -  The barefoot review.com.au

Atalanta (Serse) New Zealand Opera
..Amy Wilkinson revealed a rich, flexible, expressive voice, along with an expressive face, and excellent acting ability. Rosemary Collier - Middle C, Wellington NZ

With her expressive face and stage presence, Wilkinson is wonderful to watch…
Paul Diamond - Theatreview, Wellington NZ

Many of the funny moments were supplied by the gestures of fellow Australians, Amy Wilkinson as Romilda’s conniving sister Atalanta... Marianne Kelly - www.times.co.nz, Auckland NZ

Soprano Amy Wilkinson was a standout as Atalanta, Romilda's sister, an utterly feisty sidelined woman. Howard Smith Music and Vision Daily, Wellington NZ

...with the scheming Atalanta a perfect foil in Amy Wilkinson’s interpretation.
Garth Wilshire - Capital Times, Wellington NZ
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The tarty Atalanta, played by Amy Wilkinson, was great comic value.
James Murray - 3news.co.nz, Auckland NZ

Amy Wilkinson makes the most of her beautiful voice
Mary Bryan - Wanganui Midweek, Wellington NZ

Amy Wilkinson has her special moments as Atalanta, and makes the most of them with her pure and beautiful soprano. Penny Dodd - www.theatreview.co.nz, Auckland NZ

High Priestess (Aida), Opera Australia
“At the end of Act 1 dancers with mythical wings enact the priestess’s melismatic lines (evocatively sung by Amy Wilkinson)”, Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald 

Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Opera Australia
“The sensual voice of Zerlina (Amy Wilkinson) complements her other assets,”
Catriona Menzies-Pike, www.reviews.media- culture.org.au
 
“It’s superbly cast, with the three female parts beautifully sung and dramatically defined as well. Peter McCallum’s excellent review in the Herald sums up this aspect perfectly. I’d add only that Amy Wilkinson exactly hit the spot with her take on Zerlina,” James Farrell - www.clubtroppo.com.au
 
“Amy Wilkinson was a charmingly fallible Zerlina”
Written by Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald

Dorinda (Orlando), Opera Australia 
“For Wednesday night's performance Amy Wilkinson (just out of Don Giovanni) stepped in to the crucial role of Dorinda the shepherdess - replacing the ailing Hye Seoung Kwon - and was not only heroic, but also very good in her own right as actor and singer. Wilkinson is a class act.”
Diana Simmonds, Stagenoise.com
 
“Supple and strong across her tessitura, she sustained an appealingly bright timbre.” Murray Black, The Australian

Frasquita (Carmen) Opera Australia
“Indeed, it is hard to take one’s eyes off Wilkinson, such is the vitality of her voice and stage presence.” Catherine Lambert, Herald Sun
 
“The support characters were strong, with Sian Pendry and Amy Wilkinson making an engaging gypsy pair in Act 3.” Written by Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald

Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) Opera Queensland
“But it’s young Queensland Conservatorium graduate Amy Wilkinson who steals the wicked witches thunder as the resourceful Gretel. Taking on her first major role, Wilkinson shines, displaying great confidence with both the vocals and the acting.”  Amy Hyslop, www.australianstage.com.au
 
“Amy Wilkinson as Gretel is excellent especially in the scenes where she is under the witches spell. She sings and acts very well throughout the entire opera.” Gary Thorpe, 4Mbs classic FM
 
“As Gretel, Amy Wilkinson makes a promising role-debut, with genuine warmth of stage presence and obvious vocal potential.” Martin Buzacott, The Courier Mail
 
“Caitlin Hulcup as Hansel and Amy Wilkinson as Gretel play the children with exuberance and with such conviction that it is easy to forget they are not in fact pre-teen kids. Their voices are strong and sure, complementing and harmonizing very satisfyingly.”  John Henningham, stagediary.com
 
“Caitlin Hulcup and Amy Wilkinson in the roles of Hansel and Gretel are simply delightful and bring all the emotion to their respective roles that one would expect in a fairytale. Their vocal work is delightful and their sheer stage presence is fabulous.” Nigel Munro-Wallis, ABC Radio.

Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Queensland Conservatorium

“Soprano Amy Wilkinson as Pamina shone gloriously amid the singing and playing of student cast and orchestra with the style that won her the 2004 Metropolitan Opera Young Artists’ Study Award in July.... There it glowed in radiant, expressive power, reaching into the auditorium with that centred focus so necessary for an operatic career ...  Fine singing came for the young cast but none reached Wilkinson’s level,” Patricia Kelly, Opera Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Study Award Review
“The judges chose Glück das mir verblieb “ from Korngold’s Die tote Stadt for Wilkinson’s second offering, and she responded by demonstrating she was just as firmly on the wavelength of this character as she had been on Micaëla’s.”
 
“Once again there was an abundance of character...the quiet realization at the end was quite splendid.”  David Gyger, Opera Opera.

Queensland Orchestra Proms
“A fresh and distinctive moment in this concert was the contribution by Qld Conservatorium student, Amy Wilkinson. She sang Gershwin’s Summertime quite beautifully and summonsed an impressive stage presence.”  Gillian Wills, The Courier Mail.