Opera News hails Michael Mayes as Joseph De Rocher in Washington National Opera's "Dead Man


"The role of the "dead man," Joseph DeRocher, was inhabited fully by Michael Mayes, down to the ever-twitching leg that belied his death row bravado. Mayes's beefy, ripe baritone filled out his solo moments compellingly; tenderness emerged, too, at key moments, helping to flesh out the character." -Opera News Read full review.