"Matching Martins in terms of Style, tip top voice, gargantuan, & very funny ego, John Ellis' Piangi is a bliss bomb of eccentricity & top C's. In the wrong hands, Piangi can be insufferably tiresome, but not here."
"Ellis is perfect as the pompous Italian tenor & the complexity & detail he brings to the performance demonstrates his own skills."
-- Stephen Collins. West End.
"The promise of the wise Old Deuteronomy,
beautifully sung by baritone
John Ellis. " Sunday Times. Katherine Feeney
"John Ellis certainly offered the first night audience a compelling performance as the aggrieved social revolutionary in the pivotal role of Judas. His Judas proved the perfect foil to the doomed Christ of Carter." T.G Winter UK.
"Not to be missed is 'O' Sole Mio, in which Hertzog & Ellis delivered a funny duel for the highest, longest and most beautiful tones."
"The Australian John Ellis, with his bravorous voluminous voice. In the end, it came to the realisation that a heldentenor like Ellis and a lyric tenor like Hertzog both have their merits and got the most applause together." The referee was the audience with whistles, clapping and hooting. There it finally had its radiant tenors. Carsten Preis Berlin.