(Sent by email)
Last night I truly believe I was privileged to watch a landmark performance by my friend Helena Westwood Dix at Cadogan Hall. This was singing of the highest international calibre which bodes well for her recent engagement by the Met next year, and, more than that, brought before the London public a stupendous talent in the bel canto and Verdian repertoire in an ideal vehicle for her talents at a time when voices of this personality, musicality and sheer excitement are very few and far between. She was assisted by a magnificent cast of distinguished singers - the wonderful David Wilson-Johnson , William Dazely and Ben Thapa among them - and the inspired musical direction of Andrew Greenwood and the resources of Chelsea Opera at its very best. A great night which will live long in the memory.
David Maxwell Anderson - blog and London Opera Gazette