COUNT Capriccio STRAUSS Pacific Opera

James Westman and the mezzo-soprano Norine Burgess bring considerable energy and charm to the more thinly drawn roles of the Count and the actress Clairon.”
-Victoria Times Colonist, March 1, 2010

Dashing baritone James Westman, sang the part of the “un-musical”; Count with fluid charm.”
-Elizabeth Paterson, Review Vancouver, Feb. 3, 2010

James Westman’s Count and Norine Burgess’ Clairon sang well and worked up a suitable level of chemistry.”
-Bernard Jacobson, Seen and Heard, February, 2010

James Westman portrays the Count as an overgrown boy (perhaps one of Bertie Wooster’s friends) – and he sings well, too.”
-Michael Johnson, Concertbet.com, February, 2010

SHARPLESS Madama Butterfly PUCCINI Canadian Opera Company

David Pomeroy and James Westman make a vocally rich Pinkerton and Sharpless.
-Glenn Sumi, Now Toronto

Baritone James Westman was a very sympathetic and well-done Consul Sharpless. He sang well and interacted very effectively with Butterfly. The pain and sympathy he felt for her was palpable and that is high praise for a singer who may be more interested in the notes than in the acting.
-James Karas , Opera Reviews, November, 2009.