"Herod is sung magnificently by tenor Ian Storey. He plays the lecherous tetrarch to the hilt and sings the beautiful words of this role with passion, pathos and sorrow. Again, the best Herod I have heard yet." His voice is commanding and resonant, exactly right for this extraordinary work
"...one of the most appreciated voices of the international stage for both his performance of Wagner’s operas and remarkable nuances he brings to the role of Peter Grimes."
"...puts his voice and body at the service of the Don Juan-esque role of Sergej, with an incisive and full-bodied voice, powerful and malleable, easy in its expressionistic tension, powerful in its emission and perfect acting skills.”
"Ian Storey's Tristan is a masterpiece of sculpture and psychological depth. (He) lives every note, every phrase, every accent, and renders the whole with a remarkable intensity. Most extraordinary was Ian Storey's performance in the hugely challenging third act in which he never lets the dramatic tension drop for a moment."
"Highly respected in Europe particularly for his performances of Wagner, the tenor's mighty voice impressed especially in the heftier musical passages, yet this was also a nuanced reading invested with subtlety, such as a daringly quiet sotto voce at the start of "Now the Great Bear and Pleiades" that made your hair stand on end."
"Ian Storey once again confirms that his Tristan is among the most talented; singing is incisive in accents, passionate in phrasing, always careful in finding the right balance between music and text."
"has remarkable acting skills and stage presence, and also a voice with a clear and powerful quality, capable of the slightest colour shades"
Ian Storey succeeds as 'The Stranger' with a marvelously silvery, heroic voice. ….. All in all, this recording is a veritable enrichment of the catalog, which in this case is so narrow, above all because of the unbelievable orchestral performance, the exquisite performances of Ms. Kremer and Mr. Storey.
"Storey, in his first Gerontius, was extraordinary. He has reclaimed the role for the heroic tenor after a long tradition of King’s College alumni. The Tristan of our age brings all his experience in that role to bear on the ravings and sufferings of Gerontius. How often do we find an heroic voice that can sing softly? Without resorting t
"Storey, in his first Gerontius, was extraordinary. He has reclaimed the role for the heroic tenor after a long tradition of King’s College alumni. The Tristan of our age brings all his experience in that role to bear on the ravings and sufferings of Gerontius. How often do we find an heroic voice that can sing softly? Without resorting to crooning or falsetto this was a Gerontius who coloured and lived the role with a searing intensity. I am not sure I will henceforth be able to accept a lyric tenor’s ‘Take me away’. This was a really generous performance, alert to the idiosyncrasies of his Maestro, and unstinting in outpouring of passionate tone".