Buxton Festival 'Tisbe' July 2018
"Morgan Pearse is that suitor, Alceste, combining vocal strength and earnestness in his advances to Tisbe, with a comic vigour "
Curtis Rogers, Classical Source
NZO Elixir of Love, May-June 2018
"Belcore was played by Morgan Pearse, his light baritone expertly handling the frequent coloratura flourishes that many Belcores simply fudge"
Simon Holden, Bachtrack
"Belcore played by the wondrous Australian baritone Morgan Pearse is resplendent in his role, bringing with him just the right amount of amusing ‘cocksuredness’ to elevate his character"
Sarah Kidd, Ambient Light - Elixir of Love
"Pearse as the cartoon sergeant with a disciplined, ringing voice that has the warmly welcoming, oaty texture of an Anzac biscuit, complete with Golden Syrup"
Michael Hopper, Theatre Review NZ - Elixir of Love
Wigmore Debut, May 2018
"Pearse has an exceptionally wide vocal range, sounding comfortable at the top of the stave and yet possessing sonorous low notes; he is personable, self-confident, handsome and impeccably dressed...an impressive solo debut in this most demanding and auspicious of venues"
Melanie Eskenazi - Music OMH
World Premiere of 'The Drowners', March 2018
"he main event here was the world premiere of The Drowners, a song cycle by Andrew Ford setting texts about tragedy at sea: “Full Fathom Five,” “Not Waving but Drowning” and others. The cycle was written for Australian baritone Morgan Pearse and makes full use of his extraordinary vocal range"
Gavin DIxon, The Arts Desk - Ruthless Jabiru world premiere of Ford's 'The Drowners'
ENO Barber of Seville, Oct 2017
"And in Morgan Pearse we get a commanding and mercurial Figaro whose delicate guitar accompaniment to the lovelorn hero’s serenade suggests he could make that his day-job if he chose."
Michael Church, Independent UK
"Most extraordinary of all is Morgan Pearse, back to the Coliseum as a Figaro transformed...I don't know what they've been feeding him in the interim, but this time he's a star. Figaro here, Figaro there - you can't take your eyes off the fellow, and his account of the introductory "Largo al factotum" brimmed with wit and expert delivery."
Mark Valencia, What's On Stage
"t’s difficult to know where to begin with an opera that was so strongly cast. Morgan Pearse is no stranger to the role of Figaro and gave a performance of total confidence. Striding onto the stage, his delivery of “Largo al factotum” displayed a burly, muscular baritone that was more than comfortable with the patter of the aria...his sharp delivery and arch looks gave it bite"
Dominic Lowe, Bachtrack
"Morgan Pearse was a wonderful Figaro, with a full, rich voice that moved with ease and a natural confidence on stage"
Vivian Darkbloom, Schmopera
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