Tosca Reviews: ETO 2017

Following Alexander's role debut as Cavaradossi  the following reviews were published in the UK Press. 

For The Guardian, George Hall writes 
'tonal quality is sufficiently warm and Italianate for him to field a memorable presence.'
For Opera Magazine (May Edition) George Hall describes Alexander's voice as having an
'authentically Italianate tone and attack allied to a keen sense of style'. 
For Opera Now, Robert Thicknesse writes
"Alexander James Edwards was a forthright Cavaradossi throughout, with a great ringing tone..."
For The Stage, Inge Kjemtrup writes
'Alexander James Edwards as Cavaradossi offers a warm and well rounded sound.'
For Mark Valencia at WhatsOnStage
'…the tenor's finest hour comes when he's left alone to deliver a rapturously invested account of "E lucevan le stelle"'
The Financial Times, Richard Fairman writes 
'Alexander James Edwards as Cavaradossi has the right Italianate warmth of sound.'
Mark Ronan writes
'Alexander James  Edwards’ lyrically sung Cavaradossi. He delivered a fine Recondita armonia and in Act III his E lucevan le stelle was delivered as a cry of despair’
For the Express Claire Colvin writes
‘As Cavaradossi, tenor Alexander James Edwards delivers a heroic Victory aria, and a lyrical E Lucevan Le Stelle as he awaits the firing squad.’
For A younger theatre Alice Devoy writes 
‘Alexander James Edward’s colourful portrayal of the painter Mario Cavaradossi, with his easy and teasing dismissals of Tosca’s jealous habits’
For Planet Hugill, Robert Hugill writes
'Edwards has a nice Italianate style to his delivery which pays dividends in the role, and a lovely sense of focus to his voice which brought the quieter, more intimate moments to the fore. This really paid dividends in a performance of 'E lucevan le stelle' in Act Three which avoided grandstanding and was notable for the concentrated power of the performance'