"Song recitals usually include some standard old favourites yet this programme sounded all new, even the Charles Ives works from 1913, but then he was always ahead of his time! I sat back and enjoyed the novelty, the beautifully confident voice and the top-quality performance. Soulful, experimental or daring, the songs were dressed with drama and wit, even raising some laughs. It’s difficult to digest such poetry on a single hearing, but set to music and presented with such exquisite style, it seemed to make sense. This well balanced programme gave me plenty to enjoy and much to follow up." Andrew Connal review of An American Songbook in The Latest, 7th February, 2018.
"...The world premiere of several madrigals from the 'Primo Libro' of [James] Weeks..., which were extremely original and interpreted wonderfully by the seven singers, of whom the magnificent mezzo-soprano Lucy Goddard stood out as a luxury item for a group of this kind." El Pais, June 2017
"Lucy Goddard shines in Emily Howard's Threnos." "Performed with fire and precision by Lucy Goddard and Simon Whiteley." 4 out of 4*s, Kate Wakeling, BBC Music Magazine, December 2016.
"...Lucy Goddard’s pristine soprano two, which found in “My spirit hath rejoiced” just the right blend of zest and dignity." Hannah Nepil, Financial Times, December 2015.
"Lucy Goddard's Et exsultavit was nicely poised, with rich tones and a nice line." Robert Hugill, planethugill.com, December 2015
Review of Lucy's performance in Solomon's Knot 'Christmas in Leipzig' at St John's Smith Square.
"By far the best singing comes from Goddard, a soprano with a dark as well as high register who acts with her eyes as well as with her voice and body. Both "Smanie implacabili" and "E amore un ladroncello" are very good. She balances Gentili ...to perfection in the duets and concerted numbers."
Anne Morley-Priestman, What's On Stage, July 2014.
Review of Lucy's performance as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Seastar Opera.
Recent reviews of Opera Erratica's five-person cast for Triptych at The Print Room and at Wilton's Music Hall as part of the Spitalfields Festival 2014:
"Superb performances from all.” 4* Richard Morrison, The Times.
“The Opera Erratica company clearly has significant vocal talent; Kate Symonds-Joy and Lucy Goddard in particular stood out on that front.” Penny Homer, Bachtrack.
“The cast's excellent singing voices…I cannot wait to see more of their work.” Guy Dammann, The Guardian.
“The cast is exemplary in their execution. The young singers (Catherine Carter, Lucy Goddard, Kate Symonds-Joy, Callie Swarbrick and Oskar McCarthy) tackle not just precise ensemble singing that provides the majority of the music, but all the while enacting intense and comic drama in three very different pieces. They're all names to look out for.”
4* Jonathan Lennie, TimeOut.
“It helps that the five singers of Opera Erratica are all so agile of body and voice, and that they have achieved such a complete mastery of the score's intricacies. Catherine Carter, Lucy Goddard, Callie Swarbrick, Kate Symonds-Joy and the sole male, Oskar McCarthy, give pitch-perfect performances against pre-recorded accompaniments.”
Mark Valencia, What’s On Stage.
"A superb company of performers—Catherine Carter, Kate Symonds-Joy, Lucy Goddard, Callie Swarbrick and Oskar McCarthy—offer everything the piece demands. The singing is exceptional, especially in
the face of a score of such unusual complexity." Alexandra Coghlan, Opera
, July 2014