"ideal bel canto voice."
“Rossini has equipped his rival Rodrigo musically equal. When the young American tenor, Jack Swanson, enters the stage for the first time in this game, one does not suspect that this inconspicuous college boy can easily take on the singer of the title role... Swanson stretches to a shape that leaves one’s mouth open. You can hear an ideal bel canto voice, smooth, perfectly focused, with an incomprehensible fluency and a silver timbre. It is hardly too high to compare him to the best in his field, such as Juan Diego Flórez, and to predict a brilliant international career.”
DER OPERNFREUND | SEPTEMBER 2019