"Mayes now walks around the whole scene, praising nature, covering hundreds of meters and smiling. He kind of blesses the audience partly through real laying on of hands. At the same time, friendly, humane. His singing: warm, clear, declaiming, sometimes desperate, sometimes excited. A masterpiece that makes you happy."
"The phenomenal Michael Mayes in the marathon title role, a baritone of effortless power with melodies flowing like honey, are no less representative of the musical sensation." — Stuttgarter Nachrichten (translated from German)