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“Massimo Cavalletti nails the stage and musical requirements of the role of Paolo”
Giancarlo Landini, L'Opera on "Simon Boccanegra" at the Teatro alla Scala, 6/2016

“The martial nature of sergeant Belcore, interpreted by Massimo Cavalletti, was the determining indicator of how this Italian baritone dominates that role, favored by the clarity and timbric definition of his voice”.
José Antonio Cantón, El mundo on "L'elisir d'amore" at the Teatro de la Maestranza, 5/2016

"The mellow-voiced, appealing baritone Massimo Cavalletti"
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times on "Manon Lescaut" at the Metropolitan Opera, 2/2016

“Massimo Cavalletti as Ford performed with his wonted professionalism, confirming himself as a credible singer and relaxed actor.”

Giancarlo Landini, L’Opera on "Falstaff" at the Teatro alla Scala, 10/2015

“A superb performance likewise from Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello.  The baritone drew a precise portrait of the young painter with a heart of gold, employing an attractive and powerful, shapely voice; his acting likewise was spot-on.  He was justly rewarded by the audience at the end of the performance.”

Roberta Pacifico, OperaClick on "La bohème" at the Teatro alla Scala, 08/2015

“In the title role one found in Massimo Cavalletti (Ford in Falstaff and Marcello in La bohème at the Dutch National Opera) a singer who has everything that Rossini’s Figaro demands: an elegant baritone, exuberance, and just the right wiliness.”

Mordechai Aranowicz, OperaMagazine.nl on "Il barbiere di Siviglia" at the Teatro alla Scala, 08/2015

"Vocal excellence continued with Massimo Cavalletti’s Belcore. His interpretation was not only memorable for a credible swaggering stage persona (with lots of crotch re-adjustments) but for outstanding vocal qualities, especially a ringing, effortless top register. The higher tessitura of the role held no horrors at all – the top F naturals on “No, no” in Act I were as clarion-like as Dulcamara’s trumpet."

Jonathan Sutherland, Bachtrack on "L'elisir d'amore" at the Zurich Opera House, 06/2015

“Very pleasing the proud and dashing Escamillo of baritone Massimo Cavalletti....”

Andrea Merli, Opera Áctual on "Carmen" at the Teatro alla Scala, 06/2015

“Baritone Massimo Cavalletti was an elegant Escamillo with a warm, large, and bright voice, and was much applauded.”

Fernando Sans Rivière, Beckmesser on "Carmen" at the Liceu Barcelona, 04/2015

“... an impressive Riccardo. His warm, generous baritone matched the full, rich bass of Riccardo Zanellato and made for some very satisfying duetting.”

Juliet Giraldi, Opera Now on "I puritani" at the Florence Opera House, 01/2015

"Both leads are upstaged by Massimo Cavalletti's flamboyant, decently sung Marcello..."

Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times on "La bohème" at the Dutch National Opera, 12/2014

"The baritone Massimo Cavalletti sang the toreador Escamillo smoothly and evenly... ."

Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times on "Carmen" at the Metropolitan Opera New York, 10/2014