Press

Roy Best Press Best is a tenor in the grand tradition, a singer who hits the high notes with an ease and fluency rarely heard”- The Age

“The star of the night is tenor Roy Best…This is a beautiful quality, tenor sound that is exciting…he captures the naivety of his role perfectly. His vocal strength never wavers.” – Sunday Herald Sun

“Roy Best, who took over the part of the Duke, sang La donna è mobile with unforced lightness and a natural insouciant dramatic presence. Everything he did was musically well phrased” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Orchestras, opera companies and musical producers have been clamouring to work with him since he was crowned a winner of the ABC series Operatunity Oz, and went on to perform in Opera Australia’s Rigoletto for more than one million viewers. His standout performance as the Duke, at the Sydney Opera House, received a standing ovation” – The Age

“Best made an impressive debut, singing with accuracy and confident ease throughout” – Herald Sun

“Roy Best’s La donna è mobile had an engaging and relaxed swagger…His is a talent worth watching.” – Opera-Opera

“A striking, penetrating upper register” – Herald Sun

“Roy Best’s sweet, true tenor made the most of Camille’s role” – The Australian

“He sings intelligently…he nurtures his lyric tenor to fill the dynamic moments.” – The Age

“Roy Best, as Ferrando, has a powerful, bright tenor” – Herald Sun

“Best sang with impressive and audience-pleasing assurance and energy, producing some ringing top notes and an even production” – The Age

“Roy Best as Alfredo…could not be faulted as he filled the beautiful interior of the Athenaeum” – Aussie Theatre

“Best is in excellent form, his charming likeability heightening the impending tragedy.” – Theatre People

“Roy Best revealed his superb tenor voice” – The Canberra Review

“His rendition of Nessun Dorma from Turandot earned great applause and he and Marina Prior saved the best to last with the duet Time to Say Goodbye” – Beechworth Advertiser

“A fresh young voice with an adult instrument” – Richard Gill quoted in Melbourne Weekly

“He’s on his way” – Yvonne Kenny quoted in Progress Leader.