Opera News hails Babcock, Fout, Nelson, and Barron in New Orleans Opera "Don Giovanni"
"As Leporello, bass-baritone Joseph Barron was an audience favorite, offering a portrayal as humorous as it was richly sung. It is a shame that his aria “Ah pietà signori miei” was omitted. Missing also was “Dalla sua pace”, another artistic miscalculation as tenor Tyler Nelson was a sweet-voiced Don Ottavio, and would have scored in that aria, as he certainly did with an excellent “Il mio tesoro.” . . . Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock, the unrelenting Donna Elvira, strode across the stage with a fierce determination. Vocally, “Mi tradi” held no terrors for her, as she navigated this difficult music with aplomb. Angela Fout . . . conveyed a noble stage presence" -Opera News