"Emma Stannard revealed a notably secure and engaging mezzo-soprano as Basmanov..."
Oprichnik, Chelsea Opera Group, MusicOMH
"Interestingly, the part was written for mezzo-soprano which rather suggested his youth, and this was something
Emma Stannard brought out in her fine performance."
Oprichnik, Chelsea Opera Group, Opera Today
"Emma Stannard was a calm but characterful presence among the cast"
Oprichnik, Chelsea Opera Group, Classical Source
"Emma Stannard was a vivacious Olga with deep colours in her mezzo."
Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park, Opera Magazine
"Emma Stannard shines as Tatyana's sister Olga, who takes life as it comes..."
Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park, The Stage
"As Olga, Emma Stannard displayed vocal warmth and strength and a vivacious spirit."
Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park, Opera Today
"The supporting cast includes a warm-toned Olga from Emma Stannard..."
Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park, Financial Times
"More characterful is the flirtatious Olga of Emma Stannard..."
Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park, The Telegraph
"Fileno’s arias, often in the minor-key, are more forlorn, and Stannard captured the poet’s pensive mood, singing with smooth warmth and expressive colour – though subsequently she found the fun in Fileno’s persistent wooing, playfully brandishing ice-cream cones and bouquets to win the changeable Clori’s heart."
Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, Bampton Classical Opera, Opera Today