"The most glorious singing on these three disks may be by Darren K. Stokes, 

who unleashes his majestic bass-baritone voice in 'Sound Breaking Away' by Anthony Davis."

Journal of Singing - Gregory Berg

Sound Breaking Away - Opera America Song Book

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"Stokes sang with power and conviction."

San Antonio Express News - David Hendricks

Figaro - San Antonio Opera



 "Mr. Stokes proved highly sympathetic...his Act Two aria of foreboding

(“Come dal ciel precipita”) was beautifully sung; indeed, it was one of the highlights of the production."

The Arts Fuse

Banquo - Boston Lyric Opera


 "Darren K. Stokes... is tall and elegant physically with a gorgeous baritone and good stage sense."

The Saratogian - Judith White

Escamillo - Opera Saratoga