In Review: Parks and Hoomes in Nashville Opera's "Carmen"
"Baritone Edward Parks was a delightfully smarmy Escamillo, and did justice to Carmen's most recognizable melody. His robust voice and engaging stage presence brought welcome levity to a pretty dark show." -Schmopera
"Director John Hoomes presents a compelling, well-acted, and beautifully sung treatment of this operatic staple, filled to the brim with all the passion, fire, and lust present in this work. . . The entrance of Escamillo was a highlight in the second act. Edward Parks was a natural for the role, embodying the rugged, confident bullfighter with unabashed charm."