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.”

Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk

“…there’s some excellent singing, notably from Catherine Backhouse’s powerful, unyielding Kate…. Backhouse’s mezzo offers wonderfully even shades all through the register, and her impassioned delivery brought dangerous warmth to James’ fanatical, cold-fish heroine.”