David Kirby-Ashmore was an exemplary Figaro whose wiliness and good humour were etched in every gesture and movement

The Barber of Seville – The Times

Intelligent and Musical, the rigours of ‘Why do the Nations..’ he gave with verve and authority.

Messiah – Lincolnshire Echo

       Rich, intensely musical, it is difficult to see how the gentle Galatea could have resisted such a voice

Acis and Galatea – The Surrey Advertiser

       I was completely bowled over by the sheer masculinity and interpretation… he put these song across with a vivacity which carried everyone along.

Songs of the Fleet – The Welwyn Times

       ..capable of acting the role as confidently as singing it… David Kirby-Ashmore was impressive as the hunted Sorel.

The Consul – The Stage and Television Today

       Between each reading was a musical interlude.  Baritone Mr. David Kirby-Ashmore burst with such vigour into his opening number that one elderly lady’s pince-nez popped off her nose in astonishment.  During the song ‘See me dance the Polka’, strangers turned to each other, grinned, tapped their toes and swung imaginary conductors’ batons.

Marble Halls and Marble Busts, (An evening of words and music based on the life of Anthony Trollope at the National Portrait Gallery – The Times

       I thought your portrayal of Pierre was stunning, both theatrically and musically.

Moonflowers – Richard Arnell (Composer)

      The role of Schaunard, here more than usually capricious and resourceful, was well served by the excellent David Kirby-Ashmore who completed a quartet of rare equality.

La Bohème – Ouest France

…at the curtain call, it was the quartet of men that was received with the greatest enthusiasm.   …David Kirby-Ashmore established his place alongside the two larger roles with ease.

La Bohème – Presse-Océan

       It is difficult to feature a baritone voice in an opera lead and Rigoletto is no exception. But David Kirby-Ashmore’s performance is a perfect example  …a superb one.  …skilful tonal control and perfect pitch.

Rigoletto – Gulf Daily News

      The precise and rhythmic conducting of Dominique Debart showed off to advantage Baritone David Kirby-Ashmore, tremendous in an incalculable number of roles.

Johnny Johnson – Le Monde de la Musique

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