Puccini Messa di Gloria (Nottingham University Choir and Philharmonia) - Autumn 2019
“Anthony Flaum and Ossian Huskinson were the tenor and baritone soloists, well-matched in the ardour,
operatic power and razor-sharpness of their singing. The tenor’s fervent ‘Gratias agimus’ and the bass’s dark
‘Crucifixus’, were dramatically compelling and reached deep into the music’s emotional core.”
(ReviewsGate / William Ruff)
Paris - La belle Hélène (New Sussex Opera) - Winter 2019
“Courting her (Hélène) with engaging energy was the Paris of Anthony Flaum. He performed with the focus
and precision of a true farceur, his original training in musical theatre clearly proving an asset, and sang with
(Opera / Yehuda Shapiro)
“Anthony Flaum produced a Paris of such startling athletic supercilious smugness that seemed to extend to
his entire body, and held it there for the entire performance.”
(The Jacques Offenbach Society / Donald Fox)
“Anthony Flaum as a vocally suave Paris, very dashing in black leathers.”
(The Telegraph / Rupert Christiansen)
“Anthony Flaum’s winning smile and easy top notes tempting her along the primrose path as matinee-idol
(The Stage /George Hall)
“Anthony Flaum revealed a highly pleasing tenor and some good dance moves as Paris…”
(MusicOMH / Sam Smith)
Pluto, Orpheus in the Underworld, Opera Della Luna (Buxton International Festival) - Summer 2019
"Anthony Flaum’s Pluto, a suave bounder who takes bold command of his music and the stage".
Yehuda Shapiro, The Stage
Tybalt, Roméo et Juliette, Grange Park Opera - Summer 2018
“Anthony Flaum’s nervy, lethal Tybalt was outstanding”
“There are fine performances in the smaller roles – a lethally characterised Tybalt from the excellent Anthony Flaum”
Eugene Onegin, OperaUpClose, Arcola Theatre - Winter 2017
".....it was Anthony Flaum who stole the bouquets. The tenor's ringing accounts of Lensky's arias had pathos, depth and truth, and many's the singer who could learn from his accomplished body language. He made it easy to root for the underdog."
Mark Valencia, Whatsonstage
"Flaum us sensational when agonising about his challenge and how he is trapped into proceeding by his code of honour - Lensky's aria is the standout moment of the show."
"Anthony Flaum’s Lensky though is almost the production’s revelation. Clear and rich of tone from the first note, Flaum conveys the sincerity and romanticism of a character who, one might say, loves not wisely but too well......Flaum’s singing ....of Lensky’s final scene before the duel, with the snow falling, is simply peerless: tragic, heartfelt, it does everything you’d hope for as Tchaikovsky’s music reaches its climax."
"it is Anthony Flaum as Lensky whose voice makes us all sit up."
The Mikado, National Gilbert & Sullivan Company, July 2017
"Anthony Flaum as Nanki-Poo was sublime and superb as the full lyric tenor, A Wandering Minstrel I, captivating the audience."
Aroldo, UC Opera - March 2017
" Anthony Flaum as Aroldo sang a bold tenor of extensive lyrical dimensions, and will surely go far,"
Mark Ronan, online
Tales of Offenbach - Opera Della Luna, August 2016
" Hermosa (a hilarious personification from Anthony Flaum)....[and in Croquefer] Flaum insanely vain as his nephew Headstrong."
The Stage, George Hall
" a crack team of five – [including].....Anthony Flaum....all sing with shining ease and vividly animate the cartoon characters."
The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen
Mikado, National Gilbery & Sullivan Company, July 2017
" Anthony Flaum as Nanki-Poo was sublime and superb as the full lyric tenor, A Wandering Minstrel I, captivating the audience."
The Local Berkshire, online
Don Jose, Carmen - OperaUpClose, Soho Theatre, August/September 2015
"Anthony Flaum’s powerful tenor as the nervy, obsessive José"
The Guardian, George Hall
"The domestic violence theme is compounded by the sturdily built Anthony Flaum, who portrays Don José as a slow-witted heavyweight, yet one possessing a powerful lyric tenor."
Timeout, Jonathan Lennie
"Anthony Flaum's bold and bracing tenor found good employment as Jose, whose inner conflicts he enumerated with skill."
Opera magazine Oct 15, George Hall
"Anthony Flaum's increasingly skin-crawling Jose"
The Stage, Graham Rogers
"Anthony Flaum’s José, meanwhile, is unusually abusive, a violent edge to his fisted stance from the very beginning. The tenor performs at ease in this intimate space, and the scene in Act 2, in which the pair dangle their affections in front of the other before withdrawing, is captivating."
Fringeopera.com, Francesca Wickers
“Flaum conveys just the right measure of naivety, shyness and a thuggish desire to dominate his beloved.”
The Camden Review
Motel, Fiddler on the Roof - Grange Park Opera, June/July 2015
"The rest of the cast does a decent enough job, but only Anthony Flaum as the tailor Motel really hits the spot."
The Telegraph, Rupert Christensen, June 2015
"Anthony Flaum makes her [Tzeitel's] chosen husband, Motel the tailor, distinctly likable."
The Guardian, George Hall, June 5th 2015
"Flaum’s strong singing and responsive acting made him an appealing presence."
Operatoday.com, Claire Seymour, 27th July 2015 - Fiddler on the Roof Prom at the Royal Albert Hall
Rodolfo, La Boheme - OperaUpClose - various dates
"Flaum has the role under his skin, breezing effortlessly through his serenades as the impoverished writer. But his touching acting betrays no sense of familiarity, and when his beloved Mimi lies dying in his arms as the opera draws to a close, his eyes moisten and he rocks back and forth with grief – it feels as though he’s losing her for the very first time. "
Fringeopera.com on La Boheme, OperaUpClose. December 2014
" Anthony Flaum plays Rodolfo as a lovestruck everyman - who just happens to sing so spectacularly - with plenty of laughs along the way."
Broadwayworld.com on La Boheme, OperaUpClose. December 2014
"The show was carried by Anthony Flaum as a dramatic Rodolfo"
Camden New Journal on La Boheme, Opera Up Close
“Anthony Flaum was a strong, sympathetic Rodolfo with a lovely quality to his voice,.”
The Public Reviews website on La Boheme, Opera Up Close
“Anthony Flaum proved a natural singer-actor.”
The Stage on La Boheme, Opera Up Close
Macduff, Macbeth - Scottish Opera 2014
"Anthony Flaum was a strong Macduff"
Bachtrack on Macbeth, Scottish Opera
"one of four Scottish Opera debuts among a cast of just seven, with fine voices also including Anthony Flaum's Macduff"
The Herald Scotland on Macbeth, Scottish Opera
Nemorino, L'elisir d'amore - NI Opera, 2014
“ringing, mellifluous tenor of Anthony Flaum in the elixir swigging role of Nemorino.”
The Belfast Telegraph on L'elisir d'amore, Northern Ireland Opera
"This geeky no-hoper actually turned out to be a pretty snappy mover and Flaum caught the mix of baffled innocence, droopy defeatism and childlike glee brilliantly". Opera Now on L'elisir d'amore, Northern Ireland Opera
"The Una furtiva lagrima romanza...[was] beautifully taken by tenor Anthony Flaum."
George Fleeton, on L'elisir d'amore, Northern Ireland Opera
Opera Naked - Unepected Opera, 2013
"Anthony Flaum’s captivating prince from Rusalka.......[and].......All four singers were pitch perfect and on top of their game. Two of them would be ready for any world stage right now. For me the star of the night was Flaum. His lyric tenor burst out with such rigour I was wondering if the delicate walls of the Chapel Royal can handle it. Flaum was born to do the Italian masters; he has the looks, the voice, the cojones. No wonder we’ll be seeing him at the English National Opera next year."
Broadwaybaby on Opera Naked, Brighton Fringe Festival
Lensky, Eugene Onegin - Grange Park Opera, 2012
"The singers rose to the occasion in their solos. Flaum (a memorable Lensky for Nevill Holt [Grange Park]) set the ball rolling with an artless, radiant Prince's aria from Rusalka and was wonderfully intense in the final duet from Il ritorno d'Ulisse."
Opera Now, January 2014 on Opera Naked performances
"The tenor Anthony Flaum nailed Lensky’s poetic ardour and impetuousness brilliantly, a ‘down-boy’ romantic in his first aria and drunkenly out of control at the party.........he pressed all the right emotional buttons in his gripping pre-duel aria."
Classical source.com on Eugene Onegin, Grange Park Opera Rising Starts
Other selected reviews
"I was stunned with admiration for the cast who doubled (and tripled) roles and careered through the whole thing with furious intensity"
Opera Now, October 2013 on La Vie Parisienne, Opera Della Luna at Iford Arts Festival
"Tenor Anthony Flaum....progressed into fine flow, showing excellent I control and acting in "La Fleur Que Tu M’avais Jetee" from Bizet’s Carmen.....[and].......Together in duet, the soprano and tenor produced vitality, beauty and poignancy in "Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini’s La Boheme, singing the final returns from "O Soave Fanciulla" after exiting to the side-chapel, to breath-taking effect."
Plymouth Herald on Ten Tors Orchestra Opera Gala 2013
"Anthony Flaum a stunning 'tenor' delivering classic renditions with splendour."
Trip Advisor on an opera gala 2012
"Anthony Flaum's thoughtful, decent Ottavio"
The Guardian on Don Giovanni, Opera Up Close, Summer 2011