“As Daewood, the fervently expressive baritone Michael Kelly brings us into the shelter, aghast at the horrors he has witnessed outside and unsure if he should write about them. Later, when he finds his voice through music, he bursts with exuberant artistic inspiration.” – Read more at operanews.com.
“…the smoothly eloquent baritone Michael Kelly…The fine tenor was Thomas Cooley. With excellent French he infused these youthful and sensuous pieces with imagination and color.” — Read more at American Record Guide
“The role was sung by Michael Kelly, who was ceaselessly expressive and energetic as well as in command of the kind of robust high baritone that works best in the opera.” — Read more at Jay Harvey Upstage.
“Baritone Michael Kelly (the father) negotiated his solos with luxurious warmth and a firm line.” “Soprano Cyndia Sieden (the mother) sang clearly and elegantly, handling the high stuff with aplomb.” “Tenor Marc Molomot (the passenger) managed the Swan’s song evenly and eloquently, without, it would appear, resorting to falsetto.” Read more here.