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Der Hauptmann in Wozzeck

“The first scene opens with gusto. Catching the eye and slicing the air in remarkable outbursts of superciliousness as the Captain, tenor John Longmuir took the role by the horns, gave it an electrifying shake and showcased the formidable vocal dexterity he possesses.”

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OperaChaser 2019
Pong in Turandot

Equally impressive – both vocally and when it comes to mastering Murphy’s engaging, fast-paced blocking…John Longmuir is luxury casting as Pong, his light lyric tenor adding lustre to the top line in Puccini’s scintilating series of trios…

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Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine 2015
La Traviata, Verdi
D: Constantine Costi
C: Brian Castles-Onion
Review: La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

“Rame Lahaj (...) radiates unbridled passion across the water.”

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29 March 2021www.timeout.comStephen A Russell
Opera Australia 2021 Review: La Traviata

“As Alfredo Germont the Kosovar tenor Rame Lahaj perfectly conveyed the naiveté of a very young man who would fall heedlessly in love with a society woman, oblivious of the extent to which she lives off the generosity and sexual needs of wealthy benefactors. His duet with Alleaume towards the end of the opera, when they are trying to delude themselves into re-imagining a happy future in Paris (“Parigi, o cara“), was striking in the contrast of vocal color between them: Alleaume clearly conveyed the ravages of a mortal disease as Lahaj bloomed in oblivious full health.”

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11 April 2021operawire.comGordon Williams

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