Barron brings his "robust" and "rich" bass-baritone to "Rigoletto" wit
"An excess of riches, no question about it. And that included the somewhat ethical assassin, Sparafucile. Joseph Barron’s rich bass-baritone made his scenes ring with threat and menace (while still sounding gorgeous). And his singing in the Act three quartet helped make that a moment where I wished we could have revived the tradition of bis. Please, repeat!" -Opera Wire
"Joseph Barron was all business as her brother, Sparafucile; one body was as good as the next as long as he got his money. There is a smoothness to his robust bass-baritone that matches his total ease on stage." - Seen and Heard International
"Joseph Barron (Sparafucile) was vivid and sonorous" -Opera News
"As the hired assassin Sparafucile, bass-baritone Joseph Barron achieves wonderfully spooky sonorities" -MyScena.org
"The professional assassin Sparafucile (Joseph Barron) suggested his mastery of skullduggery at every appearance"