Osmin, The Abduction from the Seraglio

"The musical achievement is no less remarkable and here again almost totally successful. The cast is again dominated by the Osmin of DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS, Basso profundo, truculent but not vulgar, expressive without exaggeration."
Francois-Marie Victor, OPERA INTERNATIONAL, Paris
"It is without a doubt the bass DANIEL LEWIS WILLIAMS who gave the best performance of all, he who plays effectively and with well measured doses of down to earth humour the character that has been said to be impossible - Osmin, the harem guard. Mr. WILLIAMS was the one who acted the best, who sang the best and gave the best characterization. And naturally, at the close of the performance, it is he whom the audience embraces with the most enthusiastic ovations."