"The Leonora of Lynsey Docherty was well sung, beautiful and exciting" - Opera Magazine
"But the night belongs to Lynsey Docherty as no-nonsense maid Cecily. With her ringing soprano and a marvellously droll sense of comedy that Carol Burnett would envy, she ignites her every moment."
- The Stage
"Lynsey Docherty sang with emotion and intellect"
- Opera Now
"Docherty’s comic timing and nuance, especially as Mrs Lovett, were as strong as her glossy operatic soprano. This was a stand-out performance."
- Opera Today
"His casting is canny, too: a crack team of five – Paul Featherstone, Carl Sanderson, Anthony Flaum, Lynsey Docherty and Caroline Kennedy – all sing with shining ease and vividly animate the cartoon characters."
- 4* Rupert Christansen, Telegraph
Principal roles on the operatic stage include Leonora (Il Trovatore), Tosca, Mimi (La Boheme), Violetta (La Traviata), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Donna Anna, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow), Constance (The Sorcerer), Diane (Orpheus), Musetta (La Boheme) with companies including Dorset Opera Festival, Buxton International Opera Festival, Iford Opera Festival, Royal Opera House (ROH Reimagined Series), Opera Della Luna Devon Opera, The Mastersingers Company and the Wagner Society. On the concert platform she has performed in St. Martin in the Fields, the Purcell Room, Southbank, Chelmsford Cathedral, Cheltenham Town Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury Cathedral, Blenheim Palace and for many music societies nationwide. Her critically acclaimed oratorio appearances include Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Exeter Cathedral), Mozart C Minor Mass & Linley Song of Moses (Aylesbury Choral Society), Mozart Vespers (Norwich Cathedral), Brahms’ Requiem (Hayes Symphony Orchestra & Chorus), Faure Requiem (Norwich Cathedral), Beethoven Mass in C (Henley Choral Society) and Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle with the Sussex Chorus. She has performed for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Operantics in Fife, with London orchestra Harmony Sinfonia performing Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder and Beethoven's Ah! Perfido and Duparc songs with the Salisbury Sinfonia (cond. Tim Murray). In the current season she performs with Opera Della Luna, the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, for London Festival Opera and in gala concerts for festivals across the UK.
"The cast struck me as precisely the sort of versatile repertory team Offenbach must have had in mind — five singers with light, attractive voices that can deliver full-scale operatic power when required. Crucially, they’re also terrific in the spoken dialogue... They act like a real ensemble, too, and one of the joys of the evening was seeing them switch characters between the two shows. Lynsey Docherty, a feisty Princess Peasblossom in Croquefer, was an airheaded Ab-Fab lush after the interval"
- The Spectator
- The Spectator