"The Magic Flute" Mozart - Festival du Musique de Strasbourg

Impressive due to his great stature and the solemnity of his interjections, Zelotes Edmund Toliver, the Black American bass, gave his Sarastro a universal dimension.
La Liberté de l'Est, Strasbourg

Z.E. Toliver gave the role of Sarastro the essential authority, ...
L'Ami du Peuple - Strasbourg - Culture,

Zelotes Edmund Toliver in the role of Sarastro, who due to his voluminous voice, managed to bring an expressive nobility to even the lowest range of the part.
Luxemburger Wort, Luxemburg

"The Magic Flute" Mozart - Windhoek, Namibia

The high-priest Sarastro performed by Edmund Toliver, at present from Dortmund, merited great Praise. He won his public with grand stature and convincing deportment and a warm bass-voice.
Allgemeine Zeitung, Windhoek, Namibia

"Verdi - Requiem" - Bachchor - Mainz

The American "Pillar-of-support" Zelotes Edmund Toliver was simply a pleasure...
Mainzer Rheinzeitung

"Il Barbiere di Siviglia" Rossini - Cincinnati

Bass Zelotes Edmund Toliver was an imposing Basilio, building his slander aria, "La Calunnia" to a booming bass drum-enhanced climax.
The Cincinnati Post

Bass Zelotes Edmund Toliver, as Don Basilio, delivered his famous aria "La Calunnia" with grandiloquent fervor.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

"Parsifal" Wagner - National Reisopera Holland

Zelotes Edmund Toliver gives solid shape to the less difficult, but large part of Gurnemanz in a very consistent fashion.
De Volkskrant, Amsterdam

Zelotes Edmund Toliver, with his generous and abundant bass voice sang a very congenial Gurnemanz (loudly acclaimed by the Utrecht audience)...
Trouw, Amsterdam

Zelotes Edmund Toliver is a surprising Gurnemanz who spreads his strengths well during the long performance, but always sings without inhibition.
De Telegraf, Amsterdam

Very fine is the American bass Zelotes Edmund Toliver in the substantial part of Gurnemanz.
Het Financieel Dagblad, Amsterdam

"Das Rheingold" Wagner - Gürzenich Orchestra - Cologne

Great pair of giants with towering presence sung by Kurt Moll and Zelotes Edmund Toliver was a natural success on stage.
Kölnische Rundschau, Cologne

...The still ever powerful Kurt Moll as Fasolt und his equal opponent, Zelotes Edmund Toliver...
Westdeutsche Rundfunk, Cologne

Kurt Moll sang as the first of these giants with an easy and mild character, while Zelotes Edmund Toliver presented a Fafner much sharper Nature.
Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Cologne

"The Walkyries" Wagner - The Minnesota Orchestra - Minneapolis

Zelotes Edmund Toliver sang the part of Hunding revealing a huge sonorous bass marshaled with great skill...
The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Toliver's basso was the stuff of which nightmares are woven. Leaving aside his heroic stature, he vocally dominated each of his scenes with a precision of delivery that cut through sinew and bone.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota

"Das Rheingold" Wagner - Geneva

Among this highly talented ensemble Zelotes Edmund Toliver plays a dangerously malicious Fafner.
Der Bund, Geneva

The most outstanding singing of an uneven cast came from... Zelotes Edmund Toliver as the giant Fafner.
International Herald Tribune, Zurich

"The Magic Flute" Mozart - National Reisopera Netherlands

Zelotes Edmund Toliver is a sonorous and sizably statured Sarastro.
De Trouw, Amsterdam

Zelotes Edmund Toliver has a wonderful deep bass-voice with a noble appearance. He admirably interpreted the role of Sarastro.
De Volkskrant, Amsterdam

Zelotes Edmund Toliver is an impressive Sarastro.
Het Financieel Dagblad, Amsterdam

"Tristan und Isolde" Wagner - National Reisopera Holland

Zelotes Edmund Toliver is impressive as the deceived husband, King Marke.
Dagblad Tubantia,

The bass Zelotes Edmund Toliver shines as the kind-hearted King Marke.
De Gelderlander, Arnheim

...Above all Zelotes Edmund Toliver drew attention amongst the male soloists (in Parsifal a memorable Gurnemanz).
De Volkskrant, Amsterdam

Zelotes Edmund Toliver (Marke) draws attention especially through his extraordinarily fine bass-voice.
De Telegraf, Amsterdam

"St. Johns Passion" Bach - Dortmund

Edmund Toliver a luxuriant casting for the singing of the role of Jesus unfortunately didn't have that much to sing. He performed with his bass-voice wonderfully suited to the role.
WAZ, Dortmund

Zelotes Edmund Toliver sang the word of Jesus with an impressive deep bass-voice.
Westfälische Rundschau, Dortmund

Heading the list of soloists Zelotes Edmund Toliver performed the part of Christ with his well-grounded profound bass voice as if in scenes using a myriad of vocal color.
Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund

"Don Giovanni" Mozart - Munich

Zelotes Edmund Toliver (Commendatore) championed the moral proceedings with thundering Bass power.
Münchener Abendzeitung, Munich

"El Cimarrón" Henze - Macerata Opera, Italy

Suddenly, in the guest performance from Macerata there appears an ace: the commanding bass of Zelotes Edmund Toliver. In the rage and desperation, the irony and the solitude his Cimarrón is truthfulness.
Il Messaggero

Zelotes Edmund Toliver is an extraordinary vocalist in the part of the protagonist, who has the true character of the role with imposing height. He also gives a balanced performance between the extremeness of the tales and the expressiveness of the drama...
Giornale della Musica

The special find of the Director Henning Brockhaus is the U.S. baritone (?) Zelotes Edmund Toliver, a man of color and a Cimarrón in the most complete sense. He creates an interpretation of the highest level, possessing the utmost potential to transmute any musical gesture into theatrical action.
Corriere della Sera

El Cimarrón is interpreted by Zelotes Edmund Toliver with an accented declamation in the original language (German), supported by an intense dramatization and expression...
La Discussione

"El Cimarrón" Henze - Macerata Opera, Italy

Sensational was then the importing of the baritone (?) Zelotes Edmund Toliver: who comes to grips with a difficult part in length and Toliver knows how to portray the complex character of Montejo with exceptionally true engagement...
La Meridiana

"Samson" Handel - Dortmund

"Zelotes Edmund Toliver presented the giant Harapha with an extremely dark Bass timbre and impressive emphasis."
Westfälische Rundschau, Dortmund

"Zelotes Edmund Toliver brought as Samson's challenger Harapha through dramatic power at least some operatic color into the performance."
WAZ, Dortmund

"Perfectly Cast was Zelotes Edmund Toliver as the giant with the large dark Bass-voice."
Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund

"Luisa Miller" Verdi - Boston

"Sturdy rather than elegant support came from veteran bass Zelotes Edmund Toliver (a professor at BU with a long career in Europe) as Count Walter."
The Boston Phoenix

"Zelotes Edmund Toliver is a veteran of long and distinguished European career; he has put a lot of mileage on his voice, but he can still summon imposing sounds."
The Boston Globe