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Press Reviews


“Canadian tenor Eric Shaw repeated the success he had last year in the Weber/Mahler Die drei Pintos. He sang and acted with fluent ease and charm.” 

The Sunday Telegraph (Wexford) – Michael Kennedy 


“Eric Shaw set the pace for the soloists with Comfort Ye and Every Valley. He combined a sustained lyric tone with interpretative intensity.” 

The Morning Star – Dave Nordstrom 


“Eric Shaw provided a wonderful Leo, his clarion tenor making the most of both the big sentimental tune The days of long ago and the call to battle to the field; his decent, straightforward presence anchored the show.” 

The Globe and Mail – Urjo Karedo 


“The gifted young tenor Eric Shaw, who has just one piece, was worth his weight in gold.” 

University of Waterloo Gazette – Jan Narveson 


“Eric Shaw was in commanding form, securely threading together a remarkably wide range of vocal colours. He was able to give sharp focus to the vivid images in the surrealist poetry that Poulenc loved to set, while never losing the fluid continuity of the line.” 

National Post – Brian Hunt 


“Eric Shaw’s highly focused voice coped admirably as Rossini threw Gianetto’s part constantly into the upper reaches of the tenor range.” 

The Toronto Star – John Lehr 


“…from the moment Eric Shaw opened his mouth, it was evident that this role was in the safest of hands, vocally. Shaw has a glorious voice and made it all seem effortless (which it isn’t).” 

Toronto Star – Robert Crew 


“With his pitch-perfect and ringing tenor Eric Shaw who tripled as Apollo/Pyrrhuis/Sailor was outstanding. 

The Hamilton Spectator – Leonard Turnevicius 


“Shaw was wonderful here, displaying the agony of the bird on the spit with whimpers, wails and gestures, yet making it into a delicious piece of black humour.” 

The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) – Harry Currie 


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