CRITICAL ACCLAIM

“Here is a singer of unnerving ability, blessed with a muscular but flexible sound, plenty of tonal color and technical proficiency -- not to mention a full helping of charismatic good looks.”
Joshua Kosman, The San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2003

 

Metropolitan Opera Salome

“Joseph Kaiser validated the desperation of Narraboth with ringing ardour.”
Martin Bernheimer, Opera, December 2008

“Joseph Kaiser… was a beautiful-voiced Narraboth.”
Jay Nordlinger, The New York Sun, September 25, 2008

“Joseph Kaiser's attractive tenor makes lyrical capital out of Narraboth's brief role.
Peter G. Davis, MusicalAmerica.com, September 25, 2008

“The lyric tenor Joseph Kaiser gives a poignant portrayal as the young army captain Narraboth, so overcome with desire for Salome that he kills himself.”
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, September 24, 2008

 

ENO Salome

“Joseph Kaiser validated the desperation of Narraboth with ringing ardour.”
Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times, September 24, 2008

 

Berlioz Requiem Festival de Musique Classique Montreux-Vevey 2008

"Le Sanctus révèle la belle prestation du ténor Joseph Kaiser. Partie vocale absolument homicide, il s’acquitte pourtant de sa difficile tâche avec une approche empreinte d’une grande sensibilité tranchant avec le peu d’implication noté jusqu’ici." ... full review
- Jacques Schmitt, Resmusica, 02/09/2008

 

Eugene Onegin (DVD)

“Joseph Kaiser offers a compelling Lensky, sung with a strong lyric tenor…”
George Loomis, Opera, December 2008

“Et que dire du Lenski déchirant, romantique, subtil, de Joseph Kaiser? Beau comme un dieu, le Tamino de Kenneth Branagh est ténor certes mais aussi ancien baryton, et cela s’entend : velours vocal et présence scénique font notamment de sa « lettre » d’avant duel un moment magique.”
Sophie Roughol, ForumOpera.com, September 2008

 

Adriana Mater, Santa Fe Opera

“…tenor Joseph Kaiser, as the angry Yonas, brought a welcome dramatic edginess to the piece.”
- Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2008

“Joseph Kaiser's Yonas offered a clarion tenor.”
- Sarah Bryan Miller, Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, August 10, 2008

“Joseph Kaiser is excellent as the energetic Yonas, whose appearance in Act 2 brings greater musical vigour...”
- George Loomis, Financial Times, August 4 2008 

“Joseph Kaiser's brilliant, passionate tenor is a fine match for Yonas, and Kaiser moves with the awkwardness of an angry teenage boy. ” ... full review
- Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 29 200 

 

Berlioz Requiem with the Berliner Philharmoniker

“Joseph Kaiser sings the “Sanctus” like a Lohengrin from heaven.”
Sybill Mahlke, Der Tagesspiegel, May 17, 2008

“The tenor Joseph Kaiser sang the work’s only solo movement with ardent, pure ecstasy.”
Peter Uehling, Berliner Zeitung, May 17, 2008

“Joseph Kaiser provided in his “Sanctus” solo a tastefully solid mixture of bright tenor enamel and heroic spirituality.”
Frank Bayer, Klassik.com, May 17, 2008

“From high above all this, the robust, melodious sound of the solo tenor fell down like dew. The Canadian Joseph Kaiser lent his generous, penetrating voice.”
Klaus Geitel, Berliner Morgenpost, May 19, 2008

 

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