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)


“ 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)


“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)

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