"...singer/actor/hyperactive performance artist Mitchell Riley delivered an outstanding tour-de-force of nuanced vocal flexibility, dissembling characterisation and physical theatre."

   Sydney Morning Herald

“Riley's voice has commanding resonance when needed but can also create wisps of whimsical falsetto, dark whispers and many shades between. Dramatically he seems able to hold the stage whether scolding humanity, exalting the stars in nervous anxiety or pontificating with elbow on knee and pointed finger.”

   – Sydney Morning Herald

“The cynosure of all eyes throughout, Mitch Riley delivered the absorbing, committed performance that has become a hallmark of his many involvements with the company. His emotional range was extraordinary, and his voice answered the demands put on it.”  

   – Bachtrack

“Mitchell Riley is a beguiling Jim, a deeply convincing actor with agile, characterful baritone voice.”

   – Sydney Morning Herald

“Mitch Riley, as the central figure of Jim Saddler, has the most commanding physical presence – tall and balletic, he sings with firm line and a highly nuanced and varied tonal palette, effectively suggesting Jim’s humanity and vulnerability.”

   – The Conversation

“Riley's performance … is a tour-de-force vocally and theatrically.”

   – Sydney Morning Herald

“Giles [the director] has wrought a thoroughly convincing performance from baritone Mitchell Riley as he stares, grimaces, falls asleep, ponders, gives up and bounces back with comic verve and sung lines that wax lyrical, angst and leap into falsetto.”

   – RealTime Arts

“…Mitchell Riley delivered another powerful performance as Parsifal. Singing with fresh-voiced clarity, he was also a strong physical presence in his encounters with Gavish [the dancer in the role of Kundry].”

   – The Australian

“Mitchell Riley, as the "aboveground" Man, enacted self-imposed alienation with suppressed inner fierceness and sang with penetrating clarity.”

   – Sydney Morning Herald