'They had managed to cast a singer with talent and lots of potential...The voice is agile and expansive with good coloratura facility. Her "Sempre libera" sparkled with glinting technical accomplishment, crowned by a solid (unwritten) high E-Flat. Later in the performance a warmer lyrical quality was to take over as she delivered a moving interpretation of Violetta's physical decline. On the basis of what I had heard, Miss Stafford has an assured future.'
Review of New Cornwall Opera, La Traviata
Anthony Lias, Opera Britania
'Stafford's spine tingling rendition of 'Vissi d'arte' moving many to tears... (she) truly steals the show in the Title role. Evincing true emotion throughout her journey from jealous star to devastated lover, She is both note and pitch perfect, with her performance in the opera's dramatic climax bringing down the house.
The Public Reviews
'When Demelza took to the stage few of those present could have anticipated the sheer magic of her lovely voice which soared effortlessly as she enchanted us with extracts from Opera, popular classics and musicals. This young lady has a personality to match her voice'
Jane Jefferson, Royal Air Force Association
'...no lack of high end tension provided by Demelza Stafford's Tosca'
'In all honesty the best performance I have ever heard of Dido's Aria...
A supreme evocation'
Stuart Smith, MD of
Wide Angle Voice Theatre
'a very gifted singer...
never stop singing'
'beautiful voice... undeniable talent'
The Stage Magazine
'Demelza Stafford as Lady Macbeth has vocal and dramatic ability in spades... her big voice has ability and range'
'...wonderfully wringing out the emotion in this pared-down Puccini, She is incandescent.'
Tosca, OperaUpClose, British theatre Guide
'(she) has us in the palm of her hand
...truly heart wrenching'
La Fanciulla del West/West End Girl, OperaUpClose, What's on Stage