Caroline Taylor (who originally plays Gina) covered as the lead, Adina. Her soprano voice demonstrated power and impressive dexterity while also conveying a strong acting performance of a woman stuck choosing between two men.
UK Theatre Network
I must offer sincere congratulations for their glorious performance to Caroline Taylor, David Powton, Matthew Kellett, Theo Perry and Shana Moron-Caravel…I urge you, no, implore you to go and see it.
London Box Office
Star vocal performance of the evening went to understudy Caroline Taylor as Adina who will surely one day make a marvellous Marschallin in Rosenkavalier.
Mind the blog
Taylor provides hilarious support as Gina – she’s cover Adina, and you get the feeling she’d have a great take on that role.
Caroline Taylor was tidy as the coquettish little gossip, Gina.
…Cupboard Love turns out to be a fascinating piece of witty modernism, here given a lively staging by PJ Harris […] Taylor in particular relishing her contemporary coloratura opportunity.
They’ve assembled some remarkable young singers, especially…the glittering soprano of Caroline Taylor in Cupboard.
It is consistently well sung and acted. Taylor and Edlin really wring your heart in their scenes together.
…there was much fine singing, especially from the women […] Caroline Taylor was a feisty Helena of independence and impetuousness.
Natalie Davies and Caroline Taylor’s characters Hermia and Helena felt a little underwritten but given the opportunity to shine in the duet “Men are fickle” they sparkled.
Caroline Taylor brought an engaging soprano sound and lively stage awareness to the role of Sara…
The Arts Desk
The opera is beautifully constructed […] the music…is of extraordinary skill, passion and beauty […] The acting singers…were highly effective in character portrayal and excellent in sound.
Number 9 Reviews
Taylor and Finsbury truly shone as Sara and Hanna respectively. Taylor was able to give a strong vocal performance […] exceptional vocal work from Taylor, Finsbury, and Vallis as the leads.
Caroline Taylor blossomed as the Governess. She inhabited the part, held the stage, sang sensitively, moved intelligently: this well-schooled singer is maturing handsomely. The axis between her and the ten-year-old Ben Clark’s Miles was the dominant force of the performance…
The Herald Scotland
…soprano Caroline Taylor – about to begin her Masters studies at the Royal Northern College of Music – suggests other interpretations in the anxious Governess she presents from the beginning. Her diction in particular is exemplary […] A testament to the quality of the music-making at St Andrews…
The Catholic Herald
…[I] was captivated by a young soprano, Caroline Taylor, who hasn’t even reached music college yet (she starts next term) but sang the Governess with exactly the right mix of beauty and neurosis.