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“Tenor Dennis McNeil brought down the house with his potent rendering of “Carousel’s” poignant “Soliloquy.” And aria by any other name, this piece offers a singer the rare opportunity to express a range of emotions, all of which McNeil used to his advantage. Good acting, superb diction, expressiveness and a well trained tenor voice (that recalls the work of a young Robert Goulet) contributed mightily to McNeil’s successes with everything he sang, from “Younger than Springtime” to “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.” (Symphony Pops)
Sacramento Bee





“McNeil has a glorious tenor voice and does very well with the two songs written for Mario Lanza; Thankfully, he also knows what to do with a ballad such as I should Care.” (National Tour, Sammy Cahn, “Words and Music”)
– Dramalogue


“McNeil reminds me of the young John McCormack with a beautiful Irish tenor voice, yet also a rich, full–bodied style in lower registers.”(National Tour, Sammy Cahn, “Words and Music”)
– San Francisco Examiner






“Dennis McNeil sang the Flower Song with finely shaded lyric intensity. He also put in some effective acting…” (New York City Opera, “Carmen”)
– New York Times

“Yet another high pont was McNeil’s performance of Don Jose’s great “Flower Song” from “Carmen.” McNeil sang it fervently, and hit the high B flat near the end with notable softness and control.” (Symphony Pops)
Sacramento Bee


“Dennis McNeil’s lucid, resonant Celtic quality enhanced both the callow sensitivity and blind indignation of Alfredo.” (“La Traviata”)
Opera News




“The beginning of this act was a showcase for tenor Dennis McNeil. The music allowed McNeil to use not only a light lyrical quality but also a full, powerful sound. During their duets, McNeil and Gamberoni flowed with passion in tight musical union” (“La Traviata”)
Anchorage Daily News

“After his stunning performance as the tragic Alfredo in “La Traviata,” tenor McNeil demonstrated versatility as an actor and singer in the comic role of Camille. His limpid growls and overdone amorous postures were classic stock theater. His voice was the voice of the evening as he somehow managed to let loose his full glorious tenor all the while singing silly lyrics” (“Merry Widow”)
Anchorage Daily News






“Dennis McNeil’s Tamino was ardent, sure and youthful, with a particularly winning Mozartian style in his aria to the portrait of his future beloved.” (New York City Opera, “Magic Flute”)
Albany Times Union


“tenor, Dennis McNeil … demonstrated that the Met could use him immediately…” (Metropolitan Opera National Council Winners Concert)
Opera Monthly






“Niko, the American Greek is warmly played by Dennis McNeil. McNeil creates a sympathetic and gentle charactar underscored with kindness and sensitivity little associated with an American tourist. McNeil’s renditions of “The Butterfly” and ” That’s a Beginning” are beautifully touching.” (Fullerton Civic Light Opera, “Zorba” with John Raitt)
Dramalogue

“McNeil is excellent as the American sometimes bewildered by events, but unbowed. His power and range compliment that of Raitt. ” (Fullerton Civic Light Opera, “Zorba” with John Raitt)
Yorba Linda Star






“McNeil has an impressive ability to assume the role of the character in his songs, acting as well as singing the part. He was especially good Saturday in the “Soliloquy” from Richard Rodgers’ “Carousel.” (Symphony Pops)
Sacramento Bee




“Tenor Dennis McNeil … produced a full, bright sound which was of pleasingly uniform quality over his full range.” (New York City Opera National Tour, “Madama Butterfly)
– Buffalo News

“Tenor, Dennis McNeil sang with taste, strength and intelligence.” (Pacific Symphony and Chorale, “Messiah”)
– Los Angeles Times





“Dennis McNeil sang … in a sweet tenor voice, clarion in the forte passages, subtly nuanced in florid coloratura.” (New York City Opera, New York Stage Premiere, Michael Tippet’s “Midsummer Marriage”)
– New York Newsday

” There was some very impressive singing from the young tenor, Dennis McNeil, … a free ringing top.” (New York City Opera, New York Stage Premiere, Michael Tippet’s “Midsummer Marriage”)
– London Times

“Dennis McNeil had the free, fresh, appealing tone necessary…” (New York City Opera, New York Stage Premiere, Michael Tippet’s “Midsummer Marriage”)
– The New Yorker

“Dennis McNeil was excellent … His voice was focused, portraying a good deal of character.” (New York City Opera, New York Stage Premiere, Michael Tippet’s “Midsummer Marriage”)
– Associated Press