"Burns's huge soprano voice is terrifically exciting when it's at full throttle, but warmly tender when shaded down" The Times, Simon Thompson
"With her lively presence, Harriet Burns mesmerized the audience – and certainly the jury – with her incomparably rich voice. Her joy in singing on stage was infectious."
Justin Bernard, MyScena
"But it was the discreetly commanding British soprano Harriet Burns who made best use of art song’s variety: she was ripe and at ease in Chausson’s “Dans la forêt du
charme et de l’enchantement”, cocky in Hans Pfitzner’s “Ich fürcht’ nit Gespenster”—I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!—and elegant as an assassin’s stiletto knife slicing through a velvet curtain in
Schubert’s “Ellens Gesänge”." Lev Bratishenko, Opera Canada
"Burns was confident, polished, witty, expressive and sweet toned" Wigmore Hall Independent Opera International Song Competition, The Times, Anna Pickard