Reviews

Eugene Onegin at Opera Holland Park 

 

His expressive timbre expressive timbre is both attractive and malleable, qualities that allowed his attitude towards Onegin From steadfast friend to emotionally wounded foe with convincing passion. At subsequent main-cast performances Roberts, who impressed in Gothic Opera’s La Nonne Sanglante last year, stepped in to sing Lensky. Deservedly so, for he is the epitome of an emerging talent. 

-Mark Valencia, Opera Magazine

Lensky was played by the excellent newcomer Jack Roberts at my performance.

He made the most of his aria mourning the passage of his youth and the end of his friendship with Onegin. He certainly shows tremendous promise.

-Christopher Walker, London News Online

Jack Roberts brought a naivety and a sense of the clean-cut to Lensky. His vibrant voice has a lovely lyric line to it which made an ideal sound-world for this role. In the duel scene, Roberts gave a moving and very musical account of the aria, with a superb sense of line, and the crucial duet had a terrible poignancy to it.

-Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

 

 

 

He sings Lensky’s aria with both passion and precision while von Wiehler ensures we hear the woodwind shining through the texture.

-Susan Elkin, Lark Reviews  

Jack Roberts was properly disarming singing the role, both in love and in torment when Onegin betrays him.    

- Art Muse London

La Nonne Sanglante

 

“The terrific young tenor Jack Roberts sang the killer role of Rodolphe”

-Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now

 

HGO Summer Concert

 

“Wild-haired tenor Jack Roberts also exploited the potential of the space and left the audience spell-bound with his impassioned rendering of Donizetti’s Una furtiva lagrima”

-David Winskill, Ham&High

 

 

Savitri

 

"Jack Roberts brings firm vocal swagger to Satyavan."

-Yehuda Shapiro, The Stage

 

"Jack Roberts, who played Sātyavan, was equally convincing, his cherry-blossom tenor cutting neatly through the sultry August air – definitely one to watch."

-Timmy Fisher, Bachtrack

 

 

Der Vampyr

 

“Tenor Jack Roberts, singing Aubrey, revealed an impressively warm, mellow and accomplished voice.”

-Josephine Miles, Rhinegold Publishing

 

 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

 

“Jack Roberts excelled as Count Almaviva and was as good as a tenor can get.”

-Bernard Crosby, Hastings Observer

 

The Gondoliers

 

“during "Take A Pair of Sparkling Eyes", [Jack Robert’s] full-bodied, old-school delivery scored him an ovation at Buxton Opera House, and quite right too.”

-Richard Bratby, The Arts Desk

 

 

Eugene Onegin

 

“Jack Roberts’s voice was warm and romantic; it projected effectively across the stage.”

-Mary Grace Nguyen, The Cross Eyed Pianist

 

The Mikado

 

“there are definite stand-out performances; Jack Roberts, who is still in training at The Guildhall, gives a very polished performance as Nanki-Poo demonstrating wonderful control of his rich voice.”

-Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly

 

“Wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo is played by Jack Roberts with a sweet high tenor voice and an even sweeter persona as the lovesick prince. His duets with Yum-Yum could not have been delivered with more sincerity”

-Owen Davies, Plays To See

 

“Alys Roberts and Jack Roberts are perfectly cast as the young lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo; …with Jack Roberts’ crystal clear tenor."

-Rebecca Crankshaw, The Spy in the Stalls