“If the crown really goes to Sarah Gilford it was for her unfailing empathy throughout, her sensitivity to the text and the radiant, confidence – spiritual as well as musical – that she brought to I know That My Redeemer Liveth.”
- The Observer 2018
"...Grant Doyle is an appealing bird-catcher, his duet with Sarah Gilford’s bubbly Papagena deliciously flirtatious."
-The Times, 2017
"Sarah Gilford gave Papagena charm and depth, with the briefest of opportunities."
- Back Track, 2017
"...and his Papagena is the delightful Sarah Gilford of whom one would wish to see and hear more. "
-International Theatre Reviews
"In particular, a good career is predicted for Sarah Gilford, who sings Susanna, and her pure melodic voice is perhaps the best on stage"
-TV Bomb ,2017
"Sarah Gilford’s Susannah was warm and bold, and so beautifully sung. Her friendships with Timothy Edmundson’s entertaining Figaro and the Countess Rosina (Jessica Conway) seemed genuine."
- Young Perspective, 2017
"But for me, the star of the evening without doubt is Sarah Gilford’s Susanna, who not only sings beautifully, but acts with coquettish smiles, joyful humour and a streak of kind cunning."
- Edinburgh 49, 2017
"Conway’s rapport with Gilford is very engaging as well, particularly when their characters are sat together quietly discussing and giving each other knowing looks about Cherubino, admiring his youth and virility as he sings his song of love to them. And then there is Gilford’s voice. What can I say, but she is one mean soprano and I was hanging on her every heightened utterance!"
- Radio Summerhall, 2017
"Providing commendable singing and fine acting was Sarah Gilford who was most comfortable in the role of Dorabella. Memorable was her aria Ah, scostati!… Smanie implacabili with Dorabella consumed with grief. Gilford sings splendidly, displaying her bright and flexible voice with a satisfying degree of expression."
- Scene and Heard, 2016