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La Boheme 2016 Opera Holland Park:

“ As Rodolfo, Shaun Dixon's easy-going persona was coupled with a firm, high-lying tenor with plenty of squillo. ” (Opera Magazine); “...is all twinkly-eyed virility and gleaming high notes “ (Guardian). “..thrillingly sung by Shaun Dixon “ (The Observer) .



“ What carried it all was a very good cast. It was great to see Shaun Dixon again, really getting his lungs around the role of Rodolfo. He has a believable stage presence and his singing was faultless. “ (Christchurch Press July 2014, Opera NZ )

Der Fliegende Holländer:

“ Shaun Dixon relishes his role as the Steersman. He has a tenor voice of rare quality and beautiful tone with acting talent to spare. His portrayal of a bawdy leader of sailors is exceptional” (Wellington ) “ ….Dixon is infinitely watchable, plus his voice is wonderfully clear and bright: a welcome reprieve from Wagner's dense, stormy sea score in Act 1. Dixon is a versatile performer, adding just the right measure of humour and buffoonery in Act 3 “ (Auckland ) (Web review http:// www.theatrereview.org.nz )
“ The large part of the Steersman was vividly sung by Shaun Dixon” ( Listener Magazine) ; “ .. Dixon exceptional when singing of his love “ ( NZ Herald) ; “..Shaun Dixon's impish Steersman is an explary crowd pleaser with his foolish antics and jewel-like croons “ (Web review http://www.lumiere.net.nz)

Aida:

“ Shaun Dixon proved to have an excellent spinto tenor voice tackling the aria with clarity precision and freshness “ (www.bachtrack.com)

“All the solo singers provided some thrilling moments but special mention must be made of tenor Shaun Dixon (Radames), whose rich-toned voice and impressive vocal range were quite memorable” (Web review http://www.shropshirelive.com,March 2013 )

b Eugene Onegin :

“The New Zealand Tenor Shaun Dixon was in his element as Lensky” (Opera, Sept 2011)

Rigoletto:

“WNO were fortunate to have Shaun Dixon as reserve for the indisposed Gwyn Hughes Jones, singing with complete aplomb and immaculate style..... Dixon also has excellent presence and is a better actor than most spaghetti regulars.” (The Artsdesk.com, web review June 2010)

Handel Messiah:

“No one could better soloist Shaun Dixon in strength and clarity of voice and the calmness, assurance and comfort his mien bespoke. He was wonderful “ (Perth Advertiser, Scotland Dec 12, 2008)

National Opera Studio Showcase:

“Shaun Dixon sang with Italianate warmth in the title role of Roberto Devereux… “ polished form as Alfredo” (Opera, July 2007) “Fine tenors are the rarest operatic birds, and his ringing tones and good stage persona ensured a successful career in the making” (Musical Pointers Web review)

British Youth Opera Gala concert:

The centrepiece was the duet between Gilda and the Duke from Act I of Rigoletto with the Hungarian soprano Alinka Kozari and NZ tenor Shaun Dixon . Top class, passionate singing and a lovely blend of voices. (Musical Pointers Web review)

Die Fledermaus:

“Shaun Dixon revealed an agile, at times quite Italianate tenor as Alfred – I loved his snatches of ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from the prison cell.” (Music- web international) “Shaun Dixon’s wonderfully Dotty Alfred furnished an appealing tenor sound that would certainly be on my shopping list” (Opera Now, April 2006)

Night at the Opera gala concert:

“Taking out some of the evening’s best tunes, Dixon was charismatic on stage, with a voice of athletic grace and expressive power. “(The Press, Christchurch, NZ)

Andrew Lloyd-Webbers’ Requiem:

“Of the soloists, Dixon impressed with his attractive, virile voice and secure platform stature. He inspires belief. “(The Press, Christchurch, NZ)

Verdi Requiem:

“Shaun Dixon sang beautifully even in the most strenuous passages… His intensely felt articulate singing of the Ingemisco was powerful” (Waikato Times)

Wellington Recital:

“For the opera house. Dixon is well equipped. He is technically proficient, has excellent breath control and histrionic ability” (The Evening Post, NZ)

Auckland Recital:

“... everywhere an unhibited, emotional verismo that half-gasps its way through beautifully turned words and sets the audience cheering” …. “Melting moments that carried you heavenwards” (New Zealand Herald)