June 2013 Boston Early Music Festival performances of Händel’s first opera, Almira:
“Colin Balzer’s light and agile tenor voice was perfect in the role of Fernando.”
“Tenor Colin Balzer brought vocal beauty, a nicely varied tonal palette and a wide dramatic range to his role as the wronged, then redeemed Ferrando.”
-The Boston Musical-Intelligencer
“There were really no weak links in this cast. Tenor Colin Balzer brought a rich, subtle tone and an intelligent sensitivity to the role of Ferrando."
December 2012 with Pacific MusicWorks:
“With music director Stephen Stubbs conducting, mostly from the lutenist’s chair, the quartet of soprano Yulia Van Doren, alto Laura Pudwell, tenor Colin Balzer and baritone Jesse Blumberg filled the air with auditory wonder…”
-The Seattle Times
December 2012 Bach Cantatas with Early Music Vancouver:
“All this year’s complement of singers had their virtues, but each year I feel more and more impressed by tenor Colin Balzer; he’s wonderful in arias and ensembles, but it’s his recitatives that mark him as a committed, expressive Bach singer.” -The Vancouver Sun
December 2012 Messiah with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under Paul Goodwin:
“…an excellent quartet of soloists. Tenor Colin Balzer led off with beautiful accounts of Comfort Ye and Every Valley, sure of voice, diction and detail. His various contributions to Part Two were especially also pleasing.” -The Ottawa Citizen
2012 St. Matthew Passion with Roberto Minczuk and the Calgary Philharmonic:"Tenor Colin Balzer gets some of the most difficult music to sing in the work and contributed solid, professional singing."
Liebliche Wälder from Händel’s Almira at the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival