Witch
Hansel and Gretel – King’s Head Theatre, London
Writer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Translator & Director: Lewis Reynolds
Reviewer: Michael Gray

The Public Reviews Rating: 3.5 out of 5

“I enjoyed Ian Massa-Harris’s Little Britain witch, too, creepily menacing in his cardie and specs, greedily eyeing the oven-ready lost children. But while Janet A N Fischer made a believable mother, scolding one moment, desperately praying the next”

Mime
Jeremy Rowe – Wagner Society
Das Rheingold – Fulham Opera – Sept 2011

“Among a consistently strong cast we especially liked Sara Gonzalez’s Erda (rising mysteriously out of the darkened audience), Robert Presley’s repulsive Alberich, and Ian Massa-Harris’ brilliant cameo Mime.”

Mime
Althea Talbot-Howard – Opera Talent
Das Rheingold – Fulham Opera – Sept 2011

“The cast was completed by the presence of Ian Massa-Harris as Mime in Scene 3, the Nibelungen’s cave, whose melodious tenor voice helped create the sense of innocence and powerlessness which made an excellent counterfoil to the devious machinations of Brian Smith-Walters’ Loge.”

Leoporello
Adam Highbury
Don Giovanni – John McIntosh Theatre, Fulham, September 2009
“during the Act 2 sextet as his disguise was removed, revealing an unexpected and beautiful lyrical line”.

Tarabotto
Vivien Window – Harborough Mail
L’inganno felice – Harborough Theatre – November 2006

“Her rescuer, Tarabotto (Ian Massa-Harris) and Batone (Tom Lowe), added comedy to their fine voices, so their crazy duet is hysterically funny”

Dulcamara
Jane Wild – Camdem New Journal
L’elisir D’amore – Hampstead – March 2006

“Ian Massa-Harris (Dulcamara) with his rich bass baritone voice and impeccable pronunciation of Italian along with his experience of theatrics breathed blood into the veins of his quack doctor character, with Russell Hawkins playing his bungling assistant”

Don Alfonso
Tim Passmore – www.operatalent.com
Cosi fan tutte – The Warehouse – May 2004

“Ian Massa-Harris demonstrated a fine technique and a ringing vocal instrument, as well as an authoritative stage presence as the philospher Don Alfonso”

Morales
Chris Williams – NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association)
Carmen – Kent – October/November 2001

“Janine Button’s Michaela was sweet, clear and unworldly, the antithesis of Carmen, and she was delightfully harassed in Act 1 by Ian Massa-Harris in the guise of Morales”

© IAN MASSA-HARRIS