"Sgarbi too has a voice well worth hearing: rich in tone, lucidly enunciated, and catching the overriding cynicism of this Spanish rake aptly and cleverly. He strutted to good effect, quite incapable of seeing the fiery doom his grotesque activities will land him in." Roderic Dunned 25/6/16.
"...while the charm of Victor Sgarbi as the permanently amorous Giovanni won sympathy against the odds." 13/06/16 Louise Schweitzer "The young professional soloists ... Victor Sgarbi were outstanding, resulting in an overall performance of the highest standard." - 04/16 - Frome Times - Carmina Burana
"Victor Sgarbi as a charming Escamillo gives us a matador with a bold baritone presence." Mary Nguyen, LDN Card, 7/7/2014.
"Victor Sgarbi also impresses as the lecherous and jealously vengeful Tonio." Donna Kelly, The Public Reviews, 3/10/14.
"As the brutal Polyphemus, Victor Sgarbi displayed a strong presence and his aria “O ruddier than the cherry” was deliciously executed." Nahoko Gotoh, Bachtrack, 5/11/2013
"Victor Sgarbi’s Polyphemus was elevated to more than a farcical villain and his bullish harassment of Galatea was even uncomfortable to watch. The dramatic context was there but the music remained the focus; a perfect marriage of the two aspects of the work." Joe Richomme, Fringe Opera, 9/11/2013
"Victor Sgarbi as the maestro gave a well developed performance and was a convincing character. John Bird , 26/08/11
"Restraint and a truly well placed baritone voice were a major contribution from Victor Sgarbi the Turk of the title." Barry Grantham ,7/2009.