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Bach Cantatas BWV 61 & BWV 36

…a quite beautiful and well-projected lyric tenor

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St John Passion, St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford

Particularly impressive was Edmund Hastings, who handled the pivotal role of the Evangelist with great clarity and emotion, overlaid with skilful use of vocal colour.

The Oxford Times

Semele, Hampstead Garden Opera

Edmund Hastings played the king of the gods as a teen-idol heart-throb: silent, sultry but sensitive. And when he wasn’t silent (the production kept him onstage for long periods without anything to do or sing) the voice was seriously attractive

Michael White – jennifervyvyan.org

La Fanciulla del West, OperaUpClose

The sidekicks – Nik, the barman, Edmund Hastings, Sonora the Montenegrin, Simon Meadows, and Yuri the Bosnian, Matthew Stiff were utterly convincing, acted with tireless and unflagging focus and energy and beautifully sung. The contrasts in their personalities and natures were finely detailed and always entirely believable.

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La Fanciulla del West, OperaUpClose

Edmund Hastings is also a young singer to watch with a beautiful, unforced tenor voice and fantastic acting.

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Cajo Fabricio, Ensemble Serse

Edmund Hastings as Cinea, Pirro’s confidant, must have felt outnumbered at times as the only ‘full-blooded’ male in the cast. This is another Oxbridge choral scholar made good. He is on the RAM postgraduate course but making headway already with minor opera groups and in oratorio. I don’t know if he has applied for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, but I preferred the quality of his voice to those of the tenors I have heard on that scheme recently. His recitative was spotless and he made the most of the Italian text.

Opera Britannia

Cajo Fabricio, Ensemble Serse

Edmund Hastings was an admirable Cinea, the tenor.

Andrew Porter, Opera Magazine June 2012

Orfeo, Hampstead Garden Opera

Edmund Hastings brought an eloquent, engaging tenderness to the title role.

Michael White, Ham & High

Hagar in the Wilderness, Opera Nova

Gabriel, well sung by Edmund Hastings

Rian Evans, The Guardian

Haydn, Mass in the Time of War

Special mention must be made of the tenor soloist, Edmund Hastings, who substituted at short notice; his clear, bright tone and ability to communicate with the audience was a pleasure.

SSCS reviews, John Broad

The Blank Canvas OperaUpClose

Edmund Hastings is alluring, too, as the detached, ghost-like apparition of Peter in Lucy’s imagination.

Francesca Wickers, Fringe Opera

The Blank Canvas OperaUpClose

Edmund Hastings makes a bewitchingly attractive and playful Peter

Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack