"The big surprize of the evening was the American Bass DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS as Baron Ochs. From the vocal as well as acting point of view he moved securely through this most difficult role, as a "man of the world" with a "rough and ready" temperament, who, in spite of this, seldom forgets his manners. WILLIAMS sang in clear excellent Viennese with a wonderful and very beautiful deep lower register to the voice."
LUXEMBURGER WORT, LUXEMBURG
"The Rosenkavalier production of Spoleto Festival USA boasted a splendid Baron Ochs von Lerchenau in bass DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS."
TIME MAGAZINE, International News Magazine, USA
"Monday's cast did offer a ripe and wonderfully exciting Baron Ochs named DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS, a bass voice of enormous strength and carrying power with a beautiful sonorous timbre."
NEW YORK TIMES, New York City, New York, USA
"The comedic honors go to DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS, who brings a splendid bass voice and a near-slapstick comic talent to the role of Ochs. His performance, of show-stealing quality, helps significantly to make this a world-class production."
THE WASHINGTON POST, Washington D.C., Joseph McLellan
"The highlight of the Rosenkavalier production Spoleto Festival USA was the American bass DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS in the crucial role of Baron Ochs. He was absolutely virtuosic!"
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, G. Sparbar, Journal Arts Reporter
"DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS, the Baron Ochs, has one of those big, beefy bass voices ideally suited to this role. He had a splendid, resonant low E to end the second act. As Vienna's reigning Good Old Boy, he was a thunderous delight!"
NEW YORK MAGAZINE, Robert Jones, New York Critic
"The plot of the opera is kept lively by Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau sung by basso DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS: His portrayal of the role was outstanding, both vocally and dramatically. He brought just the right balance of buffoonery, arrogance and aristocracy to his demanding role. His rich bass voice would add beauty to any production."
POST AND COURIER, Claire McPhail, Journal Arts Reporter and Critic
"DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS dominates the show when onstage. Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal working title was 'Ochs von Lerchenau' and it's that boorish lecher who has most of the best scenes. Whether pawing a rich burger's daughter, trying to seduce the Marschallin's boy toy (who's in drag) or just erupting in self-praise and self-pity DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS sings with passion and vigor long after midnight!"
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, Lawrence Toppman