"...Balonek, who might well be the most acrobatic opera singer I have ever seen. His antics are dazzling, and his voice is, too."
“Figaro (Robert Balonek) burst into the arena with effortless energy and bravado, he shook hands with audience members in the first row and roamed through the aisles greeting people...the star was Robert Balonek. He should be singing Figaro or Lepporello at the Met."
<- - - -Paul Conti
May 18, 2011
Richard The Lionheart
Role - Blondel
"the lead role, really, is Blondel, here the hearty baritone Robert Balonek, who was endearing in the scenes in which the squire seeks guidance from Antonio, a local boy"
"Baritone Robert Balonek, in the starring role of the troubadour Blondel, revealed a light, full, meaty, attractive baritone that made this faithful intriguer comprehensible and sympathetic, and he’s easy on the eyes as well as the ears. I look forward to hearing him again."