|Teatro comunale di Modena – Tannhäuser – TANNHÄUSER
|A enormous gain is the top-class cast with five great voices, which are necessary for the five main roles: bright and powerful in their lyrical and dramatical singing ( in the essential passages), always without any coercion , James Kee’s voice ( in the title role on November 13), with a phrasing range which is truly extraordinary,…
|Festival Heidenheim – Tannhäuser - TANNHÄUSER
|The American James Kee in the title role shows his powerful tenor voice with perfectly effortless high notes.
|Orpheus, Antje Rößler - Sept/Oct. 2022
|With the Rome Narrative, in which he works through his experiences at the Holy See in Wolfram’s presence, the American tenor James Kee literally surpassed himself. His performance was simply perfect, radiating pure drama and even in the accurate vocal exaggeration he stuck to the score. He only had one goal: the way to Mount Venus, back into the arms of the goddess of love, which he once had wantonly left. In the dramatical parts Kee convinced with perfect stage presence, willing to explore his vocal limits.
|DAS OPERNGLAS 9/2022 , J.-M.Wienecke
|In his intimately sung Rome Narrative, which James Kee performed from the first row next to us, he suddenly is a different man. Remorseful and wise. What Kee presents us here with profound tenoral brilliance is impressively modern.
|James Kee portrayal of the Enfant terrible is fantastic and as a singer he does not only persevere ( which is a real achievement, considering the long narration in the last act) ,he even got better.
|This destruction of all hopes is vocally and dramatically portrayed in a most impressive way by… James Kee with a phenomenal soul transmigration as Tannhäuser.
|Mainfranken Theater Würzburg - Die Sache Makropulos - ALBERT GREGOR
|And James Kee portrays the character of Albert Gregor with tenoral emphasis.
|OPERNWELT 03/22 , Gerhard R. Koch
|Mainfrankentheater Würzburg – Die Sache Makropulos – ALBERT GREGOR
|Apart from Ilia Papandreou, Kosma Ranuer as rugged-robust Jaroslaw Prus and James Kee as vigorously demanding Albert Gregor were vocally truly convincing in this good ensemble.
|Die Deutsche Bühne
|Volkstheater Rostock – Der Bajazzo - CANIO
|James J. Kee sang the part of the deceived Canio. His aria „Vesti la giubba„... was convincingly performed with plenty of emotions. The audience was impressed... „a fantastic voice and secure, splendid heights. All with a perfect sound – round, beautiful, fantastic! „ A great success for the American tenor.
|Volkstheater Rostock – Fidelio - FLORESTAN
|Superbe James J. Kee as Floristan in Rostock .