Press and Acclaim

The Rake's Progress - Mannes Opera, May 2018

"Ganson Salmon was all anyone could ask for as Friday night's Tom. His tenor was clear and vigorous as a clueless romantic. With brilliantly expressive singing Salmon captured Tom's decline in ways that exceeded the requirements and the opportunities of the music and libretto. He animated his character's posture, facial looks and physical movement with an infectious wit that gradually dissipated. While terrifically entertaining, this Tom lost so much on his journey, that he was movingly sad."    - John Hohmann, Schmopera

The Fall of the House of Usher - Mannes Opera, February 2018

"Gaunt and instantly frightening as Roderick, the clarion tenor, Ganson Salmon moved like a wounded cat and maintained a fever-pitched ferocity as he faced his doom with agonizing grace and tenderness. Salmon's vocal commitment and physical agility contributed to an emotional core that revealed the human tragedy inherent in this tale."       - John Hohmann, Schmopera

"Tenor Ganson Salmon poignantly expressed Roderick's combination of despair, etherealness and creepy morbidity, in a powerful and nuanced portrayal"      - Arlo McKinnon, Opera News

Vanessa - Mannes Opera, May 2017

"A fortune-hunter, Anatol is a cad who seduces (and impregnates) Erika the night he arrives, then shamelessly courts the smitten Vanessa... you could almost believe that this Anatol (Ganson Salmon, a dashing lyric tenor) had some genuine feelings for Ms. Yokabaskas’s Vanessa mixed into his rapacious greed."        - Anthony Tomasini, New York Times

Dichterliebe - February and March 2018

"(Dichterliebe) traces the arc of a love affair gone sour and requires the singer to evoke a wide spectrum of moods and emotions. It is such a general human phenomenon that it is easy to relate to, given a singer who is not afraid of his emotions.  Just such a singer is Mr. Salmon... every emotion was explored.... Mr. Salmon did not appear to be acting but rather seemed to inhabit the songs from within."       - Voce di Meche

"He spellbound us with his mastery."       - Voce di Meche

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