Alison Pearce, a soprano of evident musical sensibility, brought to her music both radiance of tone and conviction of spirit.
Alison Pearce is a mature Manon singing with powerful nobility which makes a nice contrast to her vulnerable characterisation.
Manon Lescaut, Puccini The Guardian
Alison Pearce has a well formed, pleasantly ringing soprano voice with beautifully full and clear high notes. A perfect (German) accent. Cultivated singing in the best taste. Rhein-Zeitung
The soloists gave good performances with Alison Pearce in the part of Josabeth. She has a full vocal timbre with lovely bloom to the sound and recalling her performance it was a pleasure to listen to her stylish and expressive interpretation.
Athalia, Handel De Standard/Flanders Festival
Soprano Alison Pearce was in exceptional form, phrasing boldly with no covering of her tone, but also without any harshness in her clear, strongly coloured singing, full of dramatic nuance. (Other soloists included Jeffrey Lawton and Bryn Terfel.)
Requiem, Verdi Ham & High
Alison Pearce, Sally Burgess, Neil Jenkins and Matthew Best blended their tones most beautifully whilst preserving an individuality of expression which brought their lines into dramatic focus.
Missa Solemnis, Beethoven – Three Choirs Festival The Independent
The Artist has visited Krakow before to rouse the admiration in a moving and extremely accurate interpretation of music by Karol Szymanowski. On another occasion we could listen to her “Stabat Mater” by Pergolesi. This time she performed a recital from Baroque pieces through Chausson, Verdi, Berg and Britten. Alison Pearce found suitable colour and expression for every single piece. Indeed, expression! She really understood the way of creation of the songs, making every single one a dramatic scenery, not oversinging and allowing the audience to understand the text clearly in each language.
Song Recital Dziennik Polski – Krakow
Alison Pearce is the first soloist who needs to be mentioned. A fascinating personality, ravishing voice and an interpretation full of moving passion, made her the star of the evening.
Leila, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Bizet Delftse Post
In her programme the British soprano, Alison Pearce, blended music from the 18th to 20th centuries in English, German, French and American songs with Italian arias. The soprano’s experience was obvious, as well as her careful elaboration of the texts. Ms Pearce stressed correctly without disturbing her melodious lines and with her lyrical, strong and clear voice she coloured the musical phrases masterfully.
Song Recital Kathimerini, Athens
Hearing a recital of the quality tendered by Alison Pearce and Charles Hogan in Whitley Auditorium is rare. For that matter, recitals of such high musical standards and communicative vigor are rare anywhere in the world.
JOSEPH A. NEWSOME, Independent Reviewer, Elon, North Carolina
… quite superb soloists …
the fine soprano soloist Alison Pearce, whom I recall from an impressive BBC Radio 3 broadcast of excerpts from Holbrooke’s opera Bronwen.
Chester Cathedral: Vaughan Williams ‘The Garden of Proserpine’, ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’
Rob Barnett, Seen and Heard International