Verdi - Falstaff

Opera Project 2015

Husband Ford seems an ambiguous figure, dressed here in pantaloons big enough to hide a barrel of sack. But Matthew Sprange’s passion vanquished any ridiculous impression, his forceful baritone never less than beautiful even in moments of anger.

Gloucestershire Echo

Outstanding, too, among the men is Matthew Sprange’s resolute, sturdy Ford.

Bristol24/7.com

Ford's solo piece.... was very moving.

Bristol Post

Mozart - Don Giovanni

Diva Opera 2014

... le Leporello de Matthew Sprange ne lui cède en rien et nous distille, entre autre, un air du Catalogue de la meilleure facture.

Classic Toulouse

Matthew Sprange was a wonderful Leporello...

The Classical Source

Gareth Williams - Last One Out

(Scottish Opera & Sound Festival, November 2012)

(Matthew Sprange was...) beautifully understated yet powerful. *****

The Scotsman

William Wallace Bicentenary Gala

(National Concert Hall, Dublin, October 2012)

...magnificently sung by two excellent singers, Máire Flavin and Matthew Sprange. They performed with warm and endearing qualities, and provided expressive diction.

Seen and Heard International

Puccini - La Bohème

(National Concert Hall, Dublin, May 2012)

Marcello (was) enthusiastically sung and portrayed by Matthew Sprange...

The Irish Independent

Puccini - La Bohème

(Vignette Productions, July/August 2011)

A bruiser of a Marcello from Matthew Sprange, sung with great passion and bluster and very visceral in his on-off affair with Musetta. He really connected with the part and with the audience.

Classical Source

Matthew Sprange was a fine voiced and suitably macho Marcello.

The Arts Desk

Matthew Sprange... sang with dramatic force and vocal splendour.

Ceasefire Magazine

Britten - Albert Herring

(Guildhall School of Music & Drama, June 2010)

Baritone Matthew Sprange made much of the role of Sid, the butcher's assistant and Albert's mate. There's a swagger about him, a confidence with the girls...

Opera Britannia

Matthew Sprange as Sid and Máire Flavin as Nancy tinge their comic roles with such touching, sweetly sung tenderness

Whats on Stage

Donizetti - L'assedio di Calais

(Guildhall School of Music & Drama, November 2009)

Holding together the opera, vocally and dramatically, was Matthew Sprange as Eustachio, the Mayor of Calais, whose pleasing baritone graced a number of ensembles, making one regret that he doesn't get a proper aria... Sprange had enough weight in his voice to hold the ensembles together and the acting ability to convey the hopeless situation in which his character finds himself whilst trying to still provide leadership, especially notable when such a young singer is attempting to play a much older character.

Opera Britannia

Matthew Sprange was also in fine voice as Eustachio de Saint-Pierre, the mayor of Calais and Aurelio's father. He has a well-rounded and focused baritone, with an attractive incisive tone, and he convinced as the elder man in an impossible situation.

Classical Source

Matthew Sprange... displayed a strong baritone as Eustachio.

Opera Magazine

Matthew Sprange's sturdy Mayor of Calais... seized his opportunity.

The Times

Matthew Sprange's hangdog Mayor of Calais … gave good value.

The Guardian

Matthew Sprange sang in a steady, rounded baritone as the trouble-laden Eustachio

Opera Now

Childsplay - staged song project devised by Iain Burnside

(Guildhall School of Music & Drama, March 2007)

(Matthew Sprange showed)... a thoughtful persona and lyrical timbre' and 'clarity of diction (which) would put a major name or two to shame.

Opera Magazine