Mahler: Symphony No.2 - Academy Symphony Chorus and Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Royal Festival Hall
Jim Pritchard - Seen and Heard International
"In these incandescent closing moments the pure-voiced soprano Carrie-Ann Williams shone in the little Mahler allots her.;
Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper - Royal Academy Opera
David Karlin - Bachtrack
"When it came to the (few) big operatic numbers, the Royal Academy’s students showed themselves perfectly capable. The highlight of the evening came from Carrie-Ann Williams as Lucy in the “Kampf um Das Eigentum”, a sort of pastiche Wagnerian recitative in the “Hell hath no fury” mould. Williams has a huge voice and gave it her all, making a minor number into a real thrill."
Handel: Alcina - Royal Academy Opera
Hugh Canning - Opera Magazine
"Carrie-Ann Williams, on the other hand, was so on top of all her music, completely unfazed by its technical difficulty and able to invest Handel's music with such emotion depth and variety, that she seemed to be born to sing this music. This isn't a small voice, but her grasp Handelian style was so complete that one hung on to every note: I haven't heard better singing of 'Ombre Pallide' and its dramatic preceding recitative from Cecilia Bartoli or Anja Harteros. A consummate performance, vividly projected and felt."
Handel: Alcina - Royal Academy Opera
Curtis Rogers - classicalsource.com
"Carrie-Ann Williams Alcina, captured a wide expressive range with masterly tonal control. Her â€˜Ah! Mio corâ€™ and â€˜Ombre pallideâ€™ were not merely discrete exercises in technical agility, but spellbinding dramatic scenas in their own right, enhancing the overall thrilling pace of this production."
Verdi: Don Carlo - Grange Park Opera
Melanie Eskenazi - musicomh.com
"Carrie-Ann Williams made her mark as Tebaldo â€“ definitely one to watch."
The German Opera Discovery Day, CBSO Centre
"....Delivering like a Strauss soprano to the manner born in 'Die Nacht' and a delicious rarity, 'Breit Ã¼ber mein Haupt'."
Mario Lanza Operatic Singing Final 2012
"Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams also succeeded in getting inside her character â€“ the Trojan princess Ilia from Mozartâ€™s Idomeneo. In Padre germane she portrayed not only the grief of losing her father and brothers but also guilt at her response to the attentions of the Greek prince Idamante; it was there in both her eyes and vocal line."
BMVC 75th Aniversary Concert
Biddulph Male Voice Choir
"This concert sparkled not only with the quality of the choir and the bands performance but now also with the delightful singing of soprano Carrie Ann Williams who gave a most beautiful performance of "Suzanna's Song" and "Oh My Beloved Father". A fabulous performance and clearly demonstrates how Carrie-Ann is building an impressive reputation as a concert performer."
Mozart Mass in C
Market Harbourgh Choral Society
"Joining the Bardi and Choral Society, four young stars in the making - Elizabeth Ryder and Carrie-Ann Williams (sopranos), Stephen Mills (tenor) and Matthew Durkan (baritone) - who delighted and dazzled the audience with their virtuosity. From the opening exuberant Kyrie to the contemplative Agnus Dei, this work showed all performers at their best."
Street Scene, Birmingham Conservatoire
"Anna Maurant â€“ Carrie-Ann Williams bringing such a well-drawn performance, her well-supported warm tones finding the point of each phrase"
The 'Our Hero's' Awards 2012
"Her beautifully controlled voice left everyone catching their breath."
The Cheadle Town Mayor's Gala Evening
Tideswell Male Voice Choir
"Carrie Ann Williams, a fourth year student at Birmingham Conservatoire and a supremely accomplished young lady with the voice of an angel. She sang a thoughtfully constructed programme of contrasting pieces with great authority and assurance and elicited rapturous applause
from a delighted audience"