Critics' Choice 2021: 'This is that rarest of things - a Handel opera performance that gets pretty much everything just right ... the casting, from top to bottom, couldn't be more perfect.'
'After his superb Samson with the Dunedin Consort (Linn, 12/19), Joshua Ellicott excels as the villainous yet weakly vacillating Grimoaldo: from the snarling fury of his opening ‘Io già t’amo’, egged on by spitting strings, to the drowsily softened tone of his final aria as Grimoaldo sings himself to sleep.'
Critics' Choice 2019: '... I’m plumping for Samson: for its superb solo team, led by Joshua Ellicott and the Bevan sisters ...'
2021 Choral Award Nominee: 'John Butt has created the best Samson ever. He’s chosen the original 1743 version, star soloists with early-music chops and his band of top instrumentalists…As Samson, Joshua Ellicott is wonderful from his first air, which he infuses with a whispered despair to the swelling nobility of his last... this is a veritable feast.' *****
'This release is unlikely to be surpassed – or even competed with – for some time.'
'persuasively sung by Joshua Ellicott *****
'there’s a powerful, operatic charge to I Am Prometheus...featuring tenor Joshua Ellicott' *****