"Sarah Foubert and Hazel McBain offered stage presence as well as vocal fireworks as the two Schauspieldirektor sopranos: nicely contrasted, yet able to come together when necessary" - Boulezian

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"While showing an excellent penchant for comic timing ... [Sarah Helena Foubert] delivers a strong vocal performance ... with a firm and striking tone" - musicOMH

"While showing an excellent penchant for comic timing ... [Sarah Helena Foubert] delivers a strong vocal performance ... with a firm and striking tone" - musicOMH

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"Her rich, imperious voice never sounds shrill, and she duets expertly with Hazel McBain as the younger diva, the two of them harmonising perfectly on some very knotty and very high runs" - The Stage

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The whole show opened with three girls dressed in 1940s army uniform and in true Andrews Sisters close harmony style performed Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to perfection, even down to the choreography

The whole show opened with three girls dressed in 1940s army uniform and in true Andrews Sisters close harmony style performed Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to perfection, even down to the choreography

What can I say? It may have been Too Darn Hot for a Summertime concert but as soon as the piano, bass, brass and Drum Boogie with Some Stuff Like That There it was Almost Like Being In Love, and when you started to Sing Sing Sing you too Soon had All Of Me, so Let's Face The Music And Dance!

"The magnificent singing by Sarah Foubert as Greta Fiorentino should be mentioned since her impressive high top notes were memorable."

"The magnificent singing by Sarah Foubert as Greta Fiorentino should be mentioned since her impressive high top notes were memorable."

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Vocally, Sarah Foubert (Hanna) stood out as the strongest soloist with a beautiful voice

Vocally, Sarah Foubert (Hanna) stood out as the strongest soloist with a beautiful voice

Of Franz Lehar’s 41 operas and operettas, Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) with a libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein after Henri Meilhac's L'attaché d'ambassade, is undoubtedly the most familiar, if not the most popular operetta ever written. Making her debut at the Theatre an der Wien in 1905, The Merry Widowhas achieved staggering success at home and abroad, and she remains a constant visitor to both the best international opera houses and the amateur stage. The Royal Northern College of Music’s new production is a visual treat, and the perfect musical accompaniment to Manchester’s ever increasing festive zeal throughout the Christmas period.