Opera National de Lorraine
“Brian Kontes revealed impressive depth with his long and generous range.”
Michel Le Naour,Concert Classic

“With a dark bass and strong dramatic energy, Brian Kontes made a substantial and positive Banquo.”
David Shengold, Opera News 

The Nose
Metropolitan Opera
“…promising and young making debut.”
David Shengold, Opera News

Don Giovanni
New York City Opera
“Brian Kontes was an imposing Commendatore.”
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

La Boheme
Opera Hong Kong
“…special mention to Brian Kontes as Colline whose voice has great character and warmth.”
Satoshi, Paying Patron Perspective

La Navarraise
New York City Opera

“The Father, Brian Kontes, is a regular at the Metropolitan Opera, and his paternal pleadings…….were heartfelt and generous.”
Harry Rolnick,

Don Giovanni
Seattle Opera
“Brian Kontes proved an engaging Leporello.”
Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times

“Brian Kontes was a sonorous Palemon”
St. Louis Post Dispatch

 “…giving striking performances in small roles”
Anne Midgette, New York Times