Don José, Carmen, (Bizet)

“The Don José was tenor David Barrell…sensational…his voice, one of unstrained ease, warmth and colour, is a sheer joy…he matched technique with an intensity of feeling that was profoundly moving”       

 Bermuda Times

Des Grieux, Manon Lescaut, (Puccini)

“…David Barrell’s fervently mellifluous Des Grieux…outstanding.”                

London Evening Standard

Herman, Pique Dame, (Tchaikowsky)

“…David Barrell’s powerfully sung Herman dominated the stage”                     

The Scotsman

Will Jobling, (Title Role), The Blackened Man, (Todd)

“…passionate intensity, vividly realised by David Barrell.”

 Musical Opinion

“David Barrell negotiated the role’s vertiginous heights confidently and tirelessly.”                                   

Sunday Telegraph

Cavaradossi, Tosca, (Puccini)

“…David Barrell merged his considerable acting powers with singing of gold-seal quality.”                         

Oxford Times

Calaf, Turandot, (Puccini)

“…his ringing tenor voice and commanding stage presence were everything one could ask of Puccini’s prince.”                                                               

Malaysian Times

Luigi, Il Tabarro, (Puccini)

“David Barrell, passionate and impulsive as Luigi, sang with great style”

Musical Opinion

Hagenbach, La Wally, (Catalani)

“David Barrell as Hagenbach rose to the challenge of this demanding role, managing the high tessitura with convincing ease.”                                       

Opera Review