James Westman’s Germont = “flawless baritone” + “highlight of the evening”

“His baritone has matured with time, grown stronger but keeping its warmth and its Italianate timbre. His top register, always its glory remains clarion and undiminished. This production opens all the cuts, which allows Westman to sing the optional high notes in his scene with Alfredo in Act 2. The father-son encounter found both singers in top form, and it was a highlight of the evening.” -Joseph So, Musical Toronto, full review here.

“…the flawless baritone of James Westman. His suavely sung interpretation sits on the fence between being the main obstruction in the plot and being hugely sympathetic & likeable.”
-BarczaBlog.com, full review here.

Westman’s Scarpia: “Remarkable”, “Unscrupulous”, “Tyrannical”…

“James Westman has the tools, the stature, the intensity and flippancy necessary to play the Machiavellian and unscrupulous Scarpia”
-Le Journal de Montreal, translated from french, original review here.

“Remarkable performance by baritone James Westman in the role of Scarpia”
-Info-Culture.biz, translated from french, original review here.

“James Westman’s Scarpia embodies not only tyrannical but also violent and disturbing lust.”
-La Press, Le Soleil, translated from french, original review here.