Little Opera Company: Carmen

Wallace compellingly crafted Don José’s deadly downward trajectory. He sang “La fleur que tu m’avais jétée,” (the ‘Flower Song’) with lyrical phrasing and clear diction; his upper range particularly strong and true. His surrendering of his soldier’s uniform as though a carapace further heightened the character’s emotional vulnerability—in this version, as much his ill-fated tale as is Carmen’s.

Holly Harris, Opera Canada

Vancouver Bach Choir: Mahler Symphony no.8

The role of Doctor Marianus was well server by Tenor Martin (Renner Wallace), whose huge voice soared without strain over the children’s chorus and large orchestra.

Nicholas Krusek, Vancouver Classical Music

Calgary Opera: The Mikado

Martin (Renner Wallace)’s tenor was smooth and rich, never faltering, but instead, playfully intoning the struggles of poor, bereft Nanki-Poo.

Shannon McClennan Huffington Post Alberta

Vancouver Opera: Die Fledermaus

Dr. Blind the lawyer, the traditional stuttering incompetent, was cleverly portrayed by Martin (Renner Wallace), an engaging tenor, who did not overplay either the stutter or his physical comedy.

Elizabeth Patterson – Review Vancouver

UBC Opera: Gianni Schicchi

Martin (Renner Wallace)’sRinuccio: difficult to play a serious character well when you’re surrounded by comedy, but he pulled it off admirably.

Vancouver Theatre Reviews

Vancouver Island Opera: Rigoletto

The opera includes the thrilling high notes of the young tenor (Martin Renner Wallace as The Duke) singing the familiar aria La Donna E Mobile – See more at:

The Oceanside Star

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra:  Romance in Vienna

Tenor (Renner Wallace) gave us a clear pure tenor sound with exquisite high notes and lush warmth in his lower register.

Marvin Dickau – Kelowna Daily Courier