"Virginia Opera's respectable production of Lucia di Lammermoor might better have been titled Edgardo di Ravenswood. That character emerged as the dominant vocal force on April 8 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, thanks to Joseph Dennis, who brought to the role considerable tonal warmth, seemingly effortless power and abundant technical refinement. All that expressive vibrancy ensured that the finale was anything but anticlimactic..."
"The des Grieux of Joseph Dennis was so ardent that the opera might have been named after him. His tenor is gaining an appealing baritonal overlay as he matures, yet he ably finessed a delicately floated head voice for 'En fermant les yeux.' His 'Ah! Fuyez douce image' was excellent."
“[Winner] tenor Joseph Dennis … sang with expressive elegance in ‘Salut, demeure chaste et pure’ from Gounod’s ‘Faust.’”
- M. O'Niel