Press

“The men lit up the stage. In their attempt to deceive their sweethearts, our male protagonists morphed from soldiers into Albanian estate workmen, complete with YMCA-inspired tashes, overalls, hard hats, and naked torsos. Villazonesque Arnold and musically muscular Morton were the perfect camp pairing and provided much of the evening’s comic relief.”
Diary of a Londoness 
“Nicholas Morton and Damian Arnold had a ball as Guglielmo and Ferrando, morphing from soldiers into a pair of slightly camp builders with some impressive dance moves”
Ox in a Box
“Arnold impressed with his aria, ‘Un’aura amorosa’…his cheekie chappie persona and physical comedy certainly made an impression.”
Planet Hugill
“Notable moments too came from some wonderful physical comedy from Damian Arnold’s Ferrando, when even off stage, his clowning as ‘unidentified builder’ caught glances from the audience and triggered a fluttering of giggles.”
Daily Info
“Ferrando and Guglielmo reappeared not as Albanians but as wannabe rock stars — the usually more cerebral tenor (Damian Arnold) was especially given to extrovert pelvic gyration to show off his manly virtues to the outraged sisters…. Arnold cleverly disguised the uncomfortably high tessitura of Ferrando’s Act I aria with wistful, romantic phrasing”
Sunday Times
“The Ferrando (Damian Arnold) was a frustrated rock star with some flamboyant dance moves, and an impressive tenor voice. That taxing aria “Un aura amorosa” was given with real feeling for its line and mood.”
Bachtrack
“There are also first rate performances from Damian Arnold as Ismael, who reveals a strong and striking tenor”
Music OMH
“Damian Arnold as Ismael, the leader of a graffiti gang… made [a] strong impression.”
The Guardian
“Damian Arnold’s Lindoro employed an occasional, and fittingly self-absorbed, sob in his voice – especially when the melodrama ran high.”
Opera Today
“There is a lovely ring to Damian Arnold’s tenor as Lindoro”
Music OMH
“Special mention to new boy in the cast Australian tenor Damian Arnold who gave us a handsome Henry Crawford with brooding menace underpinned by a strong jawline, marker-pen eyebrows and a chilling stare.”
Thoroughly Good
“Damian Arnold’s finely sung and acted Shepherd had one wishing there were more for him to do”
Boulezian
“The other novelty …was Damian Arnold’s Snout turning into a monstrous Wall with unexpected up-yours attitude”
The Arts Desk
“A heroic duel duet between Manu and Arnold’s Tebaldo”
New Zealand Herald
“Singing replaced cricket for rising star Damian Arnold”
The Leader
“… Tenor Damian Arnold unleashed the power of his voice.” 
Sydney Arts Guide
“Australian tenor Damian Arnold sang Where’er You Walk from Handel’s oratorio Semele with a resplendent voice.”
Herald Scotland
“Damian Arnold’s Mozart was sufficiently distracted and with shifting sensitivities. In moments of tenor cantabile, Arnold’s secure vocal delivery contrasted well to Ian Fisher’s fine declamatory singing”
Sydney Arts Guide
“Tenor Damian Arnold as Hugo and Jessica Harper as Denise move through the story with less visual comic drama but sing with true and penetrating voices which both suit their roles.”
Sydney Arts Guide

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