Press for Sparafucile | Rigoletto

The other [great performance] comes from Barnaby Rea’s Sparafucile: lean, mean, handsomely sung and lethally creepy.

Tim Ashley, The Guardian

Barnaby Rea’s performance as Sparafucile is pleasingly musical.

Michael Church, The Independent

Barnaby Rea’s Sparafucile – beautifully sung.

Alexandra Coghlan,

Barnaby Rea gave a superlative performance as Sparafucile, his stage presence combining black menace with a sense of griminess that was entirely at home in this production, while his rich, resonant bass made for a thrilling vocal performance.

Dominic Lowe,

Barnaby Rea’s cultured bass as the menacing Sparafucile…gave a masterclass of how opera can be performed in English.

Jim Pritchard,

Barnaby Rea’s Sparafucile…outstanding.

David Gutman, The Stage

In a production that has Sparafucile merging in and out of the shadows like a wraith, Barnaby Rea and his sinuous baritone dominated the scenes he was in.

Peter Reed,

Outstanding Brit, Barnaby Rea, steals the show with his powerful Sparafucile.

Mark Valencia,