Reviews

The comic relief in this opera comes in the form of three bureaucrats — Ping, Pang and Pong (baritone Michael Chioldi and tenors Scott Wichael and Doug Jones) — whose long service as administrators has made them cynical, even as they indulge in sentimental dreams of returning to their homes to lead a simpler life. These are fine performances.  - Turandot - OPERA NEWS

 

Turandot’s ministers, Ping, Pang, and Pong, were played by Michael Chioldi, Scott Wichael, and Doug Jones, respectively. The trio had a brilliant chemistry, mixing comedic intent and foreboding in Act 1 when trying to convince the prince to move on (“Fermo! Che fai?”). - Turandot - KCMETROPOLIS

 

Lending additional vocal power in supporting roles were Jonathan Moots as the escaped prisoner Angelotti and Scott Wichael as a spy whose double-dealing plays a hand in the mounting body count at evening’s end. - Tosca - Kansas City Star

 

And Scott Wichael deserves credit for he Spoletta, a cruel weasel. - Tosca - INFOZINE

 

Scott Wichael was delightful in the servant roles, particularly with Cochenille’s presentation as one of Spalanzani’s mechanical marvels. - Les Contes d'Hoffmann -OPERA NEWS

 

Tenor Scott Wichael cavorts through his role as the Dancing Master - Ariadne auf Naxos - DES MOINES REGISTER

 

Little Bat, seemingly devoted to Susannah but guilty of fabricating a sexual encounter with her, is sung by tenor Scott Wichael, who spout his lines with internsity and crisp diction, plus a touch of wildness.  he and Spatafora are very good in their fraught back-and-forth, and Wichael looks devastated at the end when Susannah pretends to seduce him and then cruelly mocks him.  - Susannah - OPERA NEWS

 

...and Scott Wichael, as the somewhat mentally challanged Little Bat, exhibits a gigantic voice. - Susannah - CLASSICAL TODAY

 

The goofiness of the deluded knight's mission is summed up in this production mostly by Wichael's Sancho, a sensible as well as sententious fellow willing to serve a man who take him out of his dull rustic routine. The leading edge the squire provides in the comic song "A Little Gossip" was a highlight. - Man of La Mancha - Jay Harvey