In Review: Edward Parks is Valentin in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Faust"
“Baritone Edward Parks, in his Lyric debut . . . rose with imposing force to the scene in which the dying soldier Valentin curses his fallen sister." -Chicago Tribune
"Baritone Edward Parks was outstanding in his Lyric debut as Valentin with a tremendous “Avant de quitter ces lieux” in Act two as the protector of Marguerite.” -OperaWire.com
“Another new voice in this production is American baritone Edward Parks, who Lyric audiences will surely also wish to hear more of. His Valentin even manages to steal Act II from the dominantly debonair Mephistopheles with his lyrical aria “Avant de quitter ces lieux.” -StageandCinema.com
“Edward Parks sang a passionate and gutsy Valentin, furious in his condemnation of Marguerite in his death scene.” -Parterre Box