Dutch National Opera

“Russell Thomas offered a warm and rounded tone as Tito…”
–Craig A.P. Hamilton, The Opera Critic

“Against this background, the character of Titus, remarkably interpreted by Russell Thomas, takes on a whole new meaning…an imperative Titus in this context. Thomas is a great Titus, the voice is more powerful than usual, although Titus, like Belmonte, is one of those roles that announce future Lohengrin… Thomas invests completely, coloring his song, not hesitating to give his all to the character. An amazing and convincing incarnation…”
–Guy Cherqui, Wanderer

“Thomas’s presentation is dazzling with nuance, strength and intensity…”
–Jos Hermans, Leidmotief

“Russell Thomas’ dark tenor made for an imposing Titus. His voice is unusually large for this role but it retains the necessary flexibility. As Titus lies dying on a hospital bed, his coloratura passages are acted as the expression of his agonizing pain to striking effect.”
–Nicolas Nguyen, Bachtrack

Beth Stewart17/18