Tenor Soloist in DAS LIED VON DER ERDE
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
"Soloist Russell Thomas gave a compelling performance. His tenor was bright, cutting and expressive — especially impressive in rapid, wordy passages — with nuance and a chilled murmur on the repeated line, 'Dark is life, dark is death,' in 'The Drinking Song of Earth’s Misery.'"
–Ronni Reich, Star-Ledger
"Thomas, who started at the Met in tiny roles, is still making his way, but his dark-hued voice is reliable and powerful... Thomas projected his voice steadily over Mahler’s sometimes fearsome orchestration, finding some places to lighten the timbre."
–David Shengold, Gay City News