The Glimmerglass Festival, 2019

"The villainous Patrick Honoré Bégearss is served up with obvious relish, with a side of scenery to chew on, by Christian Sanders. Mr. Sanders’ clarion, bright-toned tenor sailed through the treacherous Aria of the Worm with nary a problem, undaunted by the tessitura or imposing orchestration."

-James Sohre, Opera Today

"Christian Sanders showed himself to be a powerful tenor and strong stage communicator as the despicable villain through numerous reprises of 'Aria of the Worm' in what clearly was intended as a great crowd pleaser. He pranced and hissed and staggered on the stage as if he had been coached by Johnny Depp in 'Pirates of the Caribbean.'"

-Susan Galbraith,

"Christian Sanders revealed a ringing tenor that seems destined for distinction..."

-Cameron Kelsall, Bachtrack

"Christian Sanders was superb as Bégearss, never more so than when he was abusing Tucker Reed Breder’s Wilhelm."

-Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International

"Standouts included the theatrically astute tenor Christian Sanders, as Bégearss, the cartoon villain in Beaumarchais’s opera, who has two lengthy, vehement arias about vermin..."

-Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

"Christian Sanders gets some of the best moments of the night as the dastardly Begearss."

-Joseph Dalton, Times Union

"Christian Sanders performed the role of the villain Bégearss singing Bégearss’ anthem Long Live the Worm with spectacular success, receiving one of the evening’s biggest ovations."

-William Burnett, Opera Warhorses