Eri Nakamura press reviews
"Nakamura is a petite woman with a surprisingly big voice, projected with plenty of spin and reminiscent of Mirella Freni. She impressed in Juliette’s ‘Je veux vivre’, then swopped over to Giulietta for ‘Oh! quante volte’. Liù’s ‘Tu che di gel sei cinta’ was shaped with welcome dignity, even heroism, while Strauss’ song Cäcilie brought long-breathed phrasing and surging passion." —Yehuda Shapiro, Opera Now, June 2009 - BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Final
"Nothing so far could have prepared the audience for the confidence, brilliance and pathos of her appearance in such a challenging role as Bellini’s heroine. Legato, coloratura, breath control, intonation and beauty of timbre were all securely in place. For Nakamura the future looks bright indeed." —John McCann, Opera, May 2009 - Giulietta in Bellini’s 'I Capuleti e I Montecchi'
"One of Covent Garden’s most promising young interns, the Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura, was a delightful Musetta. Not only is she young and pure of voice unlike some of the old boilers Covent Garden often find for this role, she also has undoubted talent as a comedienne." —David Mellor, Mail on Sunday, January 2010 - Musetta in Puccini La bohème at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden