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, theartsdesk.com
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, bachtrack.com
Barnaby Rea’s cultured bass as the menacing Sparafucile…gave a masterclass of how opera can be performed in English.
Jim Pritchard, seenandheard-international.com
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, classicalsource.com
Outstanding Brit, Barnaby Rea, steals the show with his powerful Sparafucile.
Mark Valencia, whatsonstage.com