“As Manrico, Michael Morrow, a powerful tenor, displayed unparalleled vocal attack in the opera’s most critical scenes. Overall, his portrayal of the romantic lead was solid and precise.” Andrew Meacham, Tampa Bay Times, 10/15/2016

“As the hapless Moorish general Otello, whom Iago goads into jealousy and the murder of his beloved wife, tenor Michael Morrow uses his clarion upper range and vocal heft to bring out his character’s rage, torment and, in the end, vulnerability when he realizes how he has been duped. He projects an incredible range of emotion, with only his voice. Jeremiah and Morrow give a thrilling performance of the famous duet “Si pel ciel.”” Susan Pena, The Reading Eagle, 8/14/2016

“The stirring tenor of Michael Morrow as Don Jose filled a nearly packed Palladium” Andrew Meacham of The Tampa Bay Times 10/17/2015

“Tenor Michael Morrow as Canio… is riveting from his first appearance onstage. He is tightly wound, ready to spring, with every vocal and physical expression. When he finally seeks his revenge, it is truly a breathtaking moment.” Cliff Kasden of The Brooklyn Spectator 3/27/2014

“Morrow’s voice, reminiscent of great Italian dramatic tenors like the late Mario Del Monaco, is powerful enough to take the roof off the intimate Miller Center. It has a brilliant, golden sheen, and his phrasing and vocal expressiveness make his Pinkerton memorable.” Susan Pena of The Reading Eagle 8/11/2014

“In the lead tenor role of Macduff, Michael Morrow sang his mournful aria “Ah, la paterna mano” sensitively….In what turned out the be the most thrilling moment of the performance, he was then joined by another tenor for the rousing cabaletta “La patria tradita” climaxing with both singers landing on high B-flat.” James Jorden of The New York Observer 9/3/2014

“Riccardo, the royal governor, was sung by tenor Michael Morrow who possesses a voice of remarkable range. His fearless tenor sang “La rivedra nell’ estasi” with ease and elan. His singing with Ulrica and ensemble of “scherzo od follia” was excellent. His ringing high C in the love duet “Non sei tu” was impressive. His big aria “Ma se m’e forza perderti” in the third act was sung with good breath control and rang out. There is a metallic quality to his sound, but it is robust and manly. Morrow’s “Addio per sempre’ during death scene was dramatic, poignant and touching.” Nino Pantano of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12/14/2014

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