Manrico

Andrew Meacham, Tampa Bay Times, October 15, 2016

“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…”

 

Otello

Susan Pena , Reading Eagle, Aug 13, 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.….Morrow gives a thrilling performance in the famous duet "Si pel ciel."”

 

I Pagliacci

Cliff Kasden of The Brooklyn Spectator

"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."

 

Macbeth

James Jorden, The New York Observer, September 3, 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 then [sang] the rousing cabaletta “La patria tradita,” climaxing on high B-flat.”

 

Madama Butterfly

Susan Pena, Reading Eagle, Sat August 9, 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.”

 

Un Ballo in Maschera

Nino Pantano, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 13, 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 “E’scherzo od e 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.”