STanding Ovations

December 2021
"A young man of great talent and a very promising voice.”
Andrea Bocelli
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
January 2022
"If you want to experience the command and fervor in the voice, listen to Colin Aikins performance for On Stage at Curtis.”
WHYY Philadelphia
May 2023
"Tenor Colin Aikins gave a “dramatically meaningful performance…as the ardent and impetuous young lover delivering ‘Dei miei bollenti spiriti’ with panache…watching his spirits collapse when he reads Violetta’s “Dear John” letter was heartbreaking. The peak of his performance came in Act III when his anger exploded to fit the emotion.”
Voce Di Meche
Review of City Lyric Opera’s La Traviata by Povera Donna
May 2023
"City Lyric Opera has a history of being a launchpad for young up-and-coming operatic talents…the romantic Alfredo Germont is played by the exciting singer Colin Aikins, who is a Juilliard Masters student making his professional debut.”
NYC Arts
Review of La Traviata
March 2020
“Colin Aikins…married characterful acting and first-rank vocalizing in his portrayal of the town’s ineffectual civic leader.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Albert Herring earns the crown at Curtis Opera Theater
December 2022
“A supernal performance…we were riveted. Mr. Moore’s intense monologue was delivered so dramatically by Mr. Aikins that it seemed he was channeling the painter, expressing intense joys and despairs…with impeccable diction. This was one of those performances for which our impoverished words are no match. It was unforgettable.”
Voce Di Meche
In a review of Dear Theo, settings of Vincent Van Gogh’s letters at Julliard Songfest