Recent Reviews

Seattle Times: July 13, 2007
“The sweet quality of his deep voice comes with a blast furnace of dramatic power, and the impact of his performances drew spontaneous applause from Thursday night’s crowd. They were genuinely responding to the art.”
What’s On Stage: 28 May 2015, in La Bohème
“Royal Opera audiences were deprived of an earlier chance to hear American soprano Jennifer Rowley when she was summarily dropped, amid unwelcome publicity, from the cast of Robert le Diable. That was in 2012. Three years on she's back, a ravishing vocal presence, to sing a bewitching Musetta alongside the expressive and deftly characterised Marcello of her fellow-countryman Lucas Meachem.” See More »
La Bohème, Chicago Lyric Opera in Classical Chicago Review
“As Marcello, Lucas Meachem wound up stealing the show and providing the most satisfying all-around performance both vocally and dramatically. Singing easily with a big, ripe baritone, Meachem was vocally faultless and a natural actor, hilarious in his frustration and rage-eating over Musetta’s flirtatious antics.”