"Aaron Wardell was very amusing as the pompous King Aenarus and coursed through the display writing skillfully."

—Opera News

"Jupiter (melodious baritone Aaron Wardell) and his messenger Mercury open the opera as the king of the gods..."​

"Wardell brought a firm baritone and aptly officious air to King Aenarus."

—Chicago Classical Review

"Sturdy performances also came from Aaron Wardell as the libidinous Giove."

—Chicago Tribune

"...there were good ideas, including casting Yamadori, Butterfly’s would-be suitor, as a young and handsome hunk..."

 

—Washington Post