"Rosamund Illing - one should say 'delighted'
- but one wants to say 'shocked' with a vocal artistry just so technically
assured, so dramatically shaped and so meltingly refined. Added to this, Ms.
Illing displayed a comic theatricality recalling the exaggerated mime of the
silent movie days, a quality which fitted this picture of the Barber perfectly."
Brian Chatterton, Opera Australia (August 1995)
"Rosamund Illing, making her debut as
Rosina, sang magnificently from the first big number in the second scene all
the way to the successful outcome of her plans, hitting those top notes with
bullseye accuracy, negotiating the many tricky passages with experienced ease."
Tristram Carey, The Australian (August 1995)