"Joseph Flaxman mesmerized the audience with his theatrical performance as he sang E sogno? O realta?"
Chautauquan Daily | July 2015 | Kara Taylor
"At that moment, everything shifted, and the hair on my arm stood up. Instead of the sensible note I'd chosen for him, he reached for a high G and held it. And held it. Like a horse running for pure joy, he opened up and just blew us all away."
Huffington Post | May 2015 | Daron Hagen
A Woman in Morocco
"Joseph Flaxman brought a devilish manner and a burly baritone
to the rogue Don Parmenione."
Opera Magazine (UK) | May 2014 | George Loomis
L'occasione fa il ladro
"Joseph Flaxman plays the handsome scoundrel
with just the right look of invincible conceit."
Parterre.com | February 24, 2014 | John Yohalem
L'occasione fa il ladro
As Germont: "Joseph Flaxman has a big, warm baritone
and earned a strong and continuing response from the audience."
Outerstage.com | May 13, 2014 | Robert Gulack
"As the Monk Traba, Joseph Flaxman seems fated for bigger parts"
MusicalCriticism.com | December 9, 2012 | Dan Foley
Montemezzi: La Nave
"But there was a standout,
Joseph flaxman as a robust, vocally powerful Guglielmo."
NY Daily News | July 23, 2007 | Howard Kissel
A Reluctant Wagnerite (see last paragraph)
"I particularly liked Joseph Flaxman as Guglielmo.
(He) exudes good health and promise."
New York Times | July 21, 2007 | Bernard Holland
Springing Into an Exam of Operatic Ensemble Work
"Joseph Flaxman brough a youthful, wound-up intensity
which effectively set the ensemble buzzing for the rest of the evening"
Opera News | July 16, 2009 | Abby Rosebrock
"Joseph Flaxman sang well with a unique timbre and pleasing,
almost 'smoky' tone."
Broome County Arts Council | October 14, 2010 | Tony Villecco
TCO's 'Cosi' is a Must-See
"Baritone Joseph Flaxman beguiled the audience with a sensual 'Toreador song' sung with brio and panache that perfectly suited his role as Carmen's lover. Flaxman's vibrant baritone is at once powerful and subtle with a lovely diminuendo on the vowel 'Ah' just before the refrain. All that plus personal charm and matinee idol good looks makes for a very bright future indeed."
Opera L | November 16, 2010| Nino Pantano
Opera Index Has Annual Membership recital
The Riverdale Press | May 5, 2014 | Shant Shahrigian
Bronx Opera puts on striking show
New York Times | August 8, 2008 | Daniel J. Wakin
He Broke My Heart; I'll Sing (and Sue)
New York Times | May 19, 2011 | Daniel Bergner
Sing for your Life