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: http://www.oceansidestar.com/community/local-opera-company-stages-rigoletto-1.1420073#sthash.M7OuCPec.dpuf
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