He projected a wide variety of emotions, ranging from his family’s long-term strife with the Lammemoors to his ardent love for Lucia to his fury at her apparent betrayal. He even brought vocal “tears” to his death scene (without Gigli-like breaks of line). I see why this opera was originally revived for tenors.”
— Classical Voice of North Carolina

Other Luica di Lammermoor Clippings

“The cast is a distinct asset, the men generating strong, testosterone-tinged sounds…Singing the two lovers are soprano Elizabeth Futral as Lucia and tenor Mark Thomsen as Edgardo. They do break one old tradition: Mr. Thomsen towers over Ms. Futral. More often than not, the opposite is the case…Deadline pressure forced me to miss Mr. Thomsen’s final scene, but his earlier performance left no reason to think it did not go well. He has a strong Italianate voice and a physical presence to match.”
Dallas Morning News

“Tenor Mark Thomsen…was once again at the front of the cast as a dramatically intense and convincing Edgardo. He brought wonderful moments of subtlety to a role that is too often thrown away…The most daunting of many dramatic challenges in this piece is keeping interest alive for the final scene, after the demise of the title character.”
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram