Mark Berry, Boulezian

 “Backhouse’s short-notice performance showed her to be an excellent artist, rich of tone and admirably clear of diction.”

Claire Seymour, Opera Today

“An eloquent, engaging vocal performance… her bright, vibrant sound projected well and had the stamina and diversity of tone required.”

Margaret Davies, Opera Magazine

“The seductive Orlofsky of Catherine Backhouse exuded aristocratic languor and sang in a mellifluous mezzo-soprano.”