“As Koki, Michael Petruccelli […] was convincing in his earnest boyish enthusiasm, his fresh tenor a very appealing component.”
Heather Leviston, Classic Melbourne, Parrwang Lifts the Sky, Victorian Opera, June 23, 2021
“Hitchcock‘s melting angelic soprano and Petruccelli’s warm and resonant tenor pair convincingly as a spirited Tjatjarrang and studious Koki”
Paul Selar, Limelight Magazine, Parrwang Lifts the Sky, Victorian Opera, June 20, 2021
“She was complemented by Michael Petruccelli as Count Almaviva, Rosina’s willing love interest and Figaro’s easily led client, with a warm and tender introduction in his serenade, Ecco Ridente in Cielo”
David Cusworth, The West Australian, The Barber of Seville, West Australian Opera, April 18, 2021
“Emerging Australian tenor Michael Petruccelli as Count Almaviva sang with a pleasing Italianate style and great bel canto technique.”
Sandra Bowdler, Seesaw Magazine, The Barber of Seville, West Australian Opera, April 17, 2021
“Timothy Reynolds and Michael Petruccelli were impressive as Pompeo and Aquilio, respectively.”
James L. Paulk, Classical Voice North America, Farnace, Pinchgut Opera, February 2, 2020
“Top to bottom, the entire cast sang miracle after miracle of the human voice’s capabilities to impress the ear and jolt the emotions […] Tenor Michael Petruccelli is muscled and powerful in voice as Aquilio.”
Paul Selar, Opera Chaser, Farnace, Pinchgut Opera, December 4, 2019
“As well as singing with bright ringing style, Petruccelli shows chameleonic comic style, contrasting a fey waiter with a serious celebrant, and a drunken French cousin with a rigid Australian Colonel.”
Simon Parris: Man in Chair, Two Weddings, One Bride, Opera Australia, November 8, 2019
“Tenor Michael Petruccelli is almost a show-stealer.”
Bridget Davies, Sydney Morning Herald, Two Weddings, One Bride, Opera Australia, November 8, 2019
“The beautiful singing of the family doctor Lucio (Michael Petruccelli) inspires […] an excellent tenor.”
Kaspar Sannemann, oper-aktuell.info, Otello, Oper Frankfurt September 8, 2019
“Lucio, the family doctor, played by Michael Petruccelli, impressed in the small role, displaying a well-supported voice with an attractive timbre.”
Alan Neilson, operawire.com, Otello, Oper Frankfurt, September 29, 2019
“The noble tenor Michael Petruccelli performed Ferrando’s Un’aura amorosa from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte fabulously, it fit his voice extremely well.”
Markus Gründig, kulturfreak.de, Opera Soiree Se vuol Ballare, Oper Frankfurt, April 19, 2019
“Michael Petruccelli, […] performs in the double roles of Basilio and Don Curzio producing pleasant memories with a light and brightly timbred tenor.”
Michael Demel, www.deropernfreund.de, The Marriage of Figaro, Oper Frankfurt April 13, 2019
“The Italian Singer Couple Florina Ilie and Michael Petruccelli joined in with their beautiful voices.”
Gerhard Hoffmann, Online Merker, Capriccio, Oper Frankfurt, October 7, 2018
"Michael Petruccelli excelled in both voice and comic style as the marriage broker Goro."
Herald Sun, Madame Butterfly, Opera Australia, July 18, 2018
"Emerging tenor Michael Petruccelli provides welcome comic relief, playing the groveling, fastidious Goro as a kind of human C-3PO. As well as providing lovely vocals, Petruccelli amuses as Goro shares his folding set of female postcards and eavesdrops in a quirky manner."
Simon Parris: Man in Chair, Madame Butterfly, Opera Australia, July 14, 2018
"Tenor, Michael Petruccelli joined both sopranos in the ”Quoniam,” singing with purity and confidence in a highly polished performance. His understanding of the dynamics and phrasing in the ensemble work of this trio was noteworthy and it is no surprise that he is establishing himself as an emerging leading Australian tenor."
Ron Jontof-Hutter, J-Wire, Mozart, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, May 13, 2018
"Agile tenor Michael Petruccelli’s “È un folle, e un vile affetto” from Handel’s Alcina came intelligently structured with heartfelt passion and attractive shading....Petruccelli’s well-contrasted aria was a touching and assured “Una furtiva lagrima” from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore."
Paul Selar, Herald Sun, Herald Sun Aria Final, October 26, 2017
“Michael Petruccelli … delivered vocally assured, polished and comedically-rich performances, grounding the production and their cast-mates. Special mention must be made of Mr Petruccelli’s splendid turn of pratfalls…”
Alex Armstrong, Stage Whispers, The Princess and the Pea, Victorian Opera, March 25, 2017
“Played by Stacey Alleaume and Michael Petruccelli, Alex and Stephen’s relationship added a very human layer to an already mesmerising plotline, and delivered some of the most magic elements of the production.”
Ros Brennan, Performing Arts Hub, Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), Opera Australia, November 7, 2016
“Local tenors… Michael Petruccelli (Stephen Goldring) … all impressed with their strong-voiced contributions.”
Murray Black, The Australian, Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), Opera Australia, October 31, 2016
“Michael Petrucelli’s light tenor is perfect for Alex’s drippy, yet ambitious husband Stephen…”
Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine, Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), Opera Australia, October 29, 2016
“Slipping easily into comedy and warming hearts with his pure, glowing tenor, Michael Petruccelli cuts an endearing Arlequinno/Beppe.”
Paul Selar, Herald Sun, Laughter and Tears, Victorian Opera, August 15, 2016
“Petruccelli sings with a bright clear tone in the dual roles of performer Beppe and his stage character Arlecchino. A versatile and confident performer, Petruccelli proves completely unflustered in maintaining his lovely singing while taking part in physical comedy. His handsome looks often covered with a mask, Petruccelli still conveys a charismatic stage presence.”
Simon Paris, Simon Paris: Man in Chair, Laughter and Tears, Victorian Opera, August 14, 2016
“Michael Petruccelli is captivating and amusing in an appropriately smug rendition of the short-lived and flamboyantly dressed groom, Arturo.”
Madeline Roycroft, CutCommon, Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera, April 21, 2016
“Michael Petruccelli’s brief appearance as Lucia’s one-night-stand husband Arturo showed an agreeably light tenor voice in command of its responsibilities, a light in a dark place as his costume made him appear like a refugee from Der Rosenkavalier in the middle of the setting’s Hibernian gloom. More to the point, his vocal production displayed flexibility and dynamic nuance – much appreciated…”
Clive O’Connell, O’Connell the Music, Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera, April 13, 2016
"Michael Petruccelli was a pleasing surprise as the ill-fated Lord Arturo Bucklaw, performing this brief role with a suave yet robust confidence"
Maxim Boon, Limelight Magazine, Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera, April 13, 2016
"Michael Petruccelli sings with a sweet, high tone in the brief appearance of ill-fated groom Arturo"
Simon Paris, Simon Paris: Man in Chair, Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera, April 13, 2016
“How Michael Petruccelli and Nathan Lay found the energy to sing so well in the second half of the program would assure any potential employer that these two singers have well-developed reserves of vocal stamina, apart from their considerable acting ability. Petruccelli was powerful as the physically contorted figure of the ambiguous John Wren in Jessica Wells’ depiction of Melbourne Greed.”
Heather Leviston, Classic Melbourne, Seven Deadly Sins, Victorian Opera, November 9, 2015
“All of the singers involved were students from the Master of Music in Opera Performance course from Melbourne University’s Conservatorium of Music; two of them… and impressive tenor Michael Petruccelli – also appeared in the night’s second part…"
Clive O’Connell, O’Connell the Music, Seven Deadly Sins, Victorian Opera, November 7, 2015