Press for Iolanthe - ENO
Barnaby Rea makes much of the guardsman’s aria poking fun at the two-party system
Erica Jeal, The Guardian ****
Amongst a strong supporting cast, Barnaby Rea stood out vocally as Private Willis
David Karlin, bachtrack ****
Barnaby Rea was a gruffly resonant Private Willis
Flora Willson, Opera Magazine
Private Willis, handsomely sung by Barnaby Rea.
Ashutosh Khandekar, Opera Now
Barnaby Rea has the right poise, too, on belated sentry duty.
David Nice, The Arts Desk *****
There's the same level of class all the way through ENO's perfectly cast all-British company, from Barnaby Rea's subversive Private Willis…
Mark Valencia, WhatsOnStage ****
Barnaby Rea is a fine [Private] Willis
Sam Smith, MusicOMH ****