Reviews

Dialogues of the Carmelites - Des Moines Metro Opera "Dillon exchanged his comic Puccini roles for a sonorous Marquis."Duane Tinkey Opera News 7/1/11 

La Boheme -  Des Moines Metro Opera "Tony Dillon reveled in his dual responsibilities as Benoit and Alcindoro."Duane Tinkey  Opera News  7/1/11.  Seattle Opera "Tony Dillon was an amusing Benoit/Alcindoro, audible even when the orchestra was at its loudest." John F. Hulcoop Opera News, 5/5/07

The Magic Flute - Des Moines Metro Opera "Tony Dillon's Speaker was more interesting than most." Mark Thomas Ketterson Opera News, 7/16/06 

Tosca -
Pittsburgh Opera "Tony Dillon brought the Sacristan to life, not by the usual stock buffo tricks but with a show of psychological depth when he combined guilt with glee in disclosing Cavaradossi’s political actions to Grimsley’s threatening Scarpia." Robert Croan Opera News On-line, 4/7/06 

Of Mice and Men – Washington Opera "Bass-baritone Tony R. Dillon masterfully acted and sang the sympathetic Candy." Intermission “Performing Arts News Magazine”, (Washington, DC)"Bass-baritone Tony Dillon’s eloquently sung performance as the aging ranch-hand Candy suggests a man who’s lived under someone else’s boot heel his whole life, his quiet dignity barely concealing a lived-in desperation.” Washington City Paper, (Washington, DC) "Tony Dillon is heartwarming as Candy. “ The Review – Washington’s Original Arts-News Magazine, (Washington, DC) "Tony Dillon also gives a fine performance as Candy, the broken-down old ranch-hand who briefly shares Lennie’s and George’s dream.” The Free Lance-Star, (Fredericksburg, VA) "Tony Dillon (Candy) turned in (a) particularly affecting performance." The Washington Times, (Washington, DC)

Roméo et Juliette – Virginia Opera "Tony Dillon as a genial Frere Laurent turned in (a) vocally strong, dramatically well judged performance(s)." Opera News "The singers are a youthful and attractive bunch, all of them adequate to their Vocal tasks, some a good deal more than that. Tony R. Dillon's Frere Laurent Deserve(s) credit for sonorous singing and an ability to make their downsized Role(s) memorable." The Washington Post "Bass-baritone Tony R. Dillon is a commanding Friar Lawrence, his voice is stentorian and richly textured from top to bottom." Times Dispatch, (Richmond, VA) "Tony R. Dillon as Friar Lawrence. (The latter especially) sang with steady, rich tones that conveyed the priest's authority and kindness." The Virginia-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA)

The Tender Land – Virginia Opera "Tony Dillon as Grandpa Moss brought wonderfully human dimension to Copland's music." Opera News, "Tony R. Dillon, who sings the part of Grandpa has a bass-baritone with that Biggest-pipe-on-the-organ quality that rumbles around the theatre. Grandpa is no wise patriarch, and Dillon manages to catch all his confusion and frustration as he looks to a future he cannot control." The Free Lance Star, (Fairfax, VA)

Brevard Music Center – Brevard, NC The Merry Wives of Windsor, "Tony Dillon presented a sympathetic picture of the foolish fat knight, Sir John Falstaff. Dillon's warm bass voice was ideal for the role." Ashville Citizen-Times, (Ashville, NC) The Magic Flute "Bass Tony Dillon sang Sarastro with style and dark splendor." Ashville Citizen-Times, (Ashville, NC) South Pacific "The Emile de Becque of Bass Tony Dillon was sumptuously sung and the character portrayal many dimensional. DeBecque's discomfort about his past, his uncertainty about finding love again, and his attraction to a younger woman were all developed convincingly." Ashville Citizen-Times, (Ashville, NC) Faust "Tony Dillon's black bass and stage security made his Mephistopheles a striking villain." Ashville Citizen-Times, (Ashville, NC)

Verdi Requiem – Monmouth, NJ Civic Chorus "Bass-baritone Tony R. Dillon found the large statements well within his grasp but it was his fearful quiet utterances of 'Mors' which haunt the memory." Newark Star Ledger, (Newark, NJ) 


  
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