"Mr. Benoit is a consummate professional with extraordinary talent and passion. His dolce tones soar about the orchestra with effortless ease and beauty, leaving his audience breathless. Working with him is an absolute joy -- keep an eye on this rising star!" ~ Dr. Thea Kano, Artistic Director, NYC Master Chorale
"It is always a pleasure to work with Douglas ----- he is a very versatile singer with a bright, beautiful voice, which makes a positive statement within a wide range of repertoire. I'm impressed by his musical curiosity and the variety of musical styles he brings to our coachings. With his eagerness to learn, enthusiasm about the work at hand, and professional attitude, I feel he has a lot of potential for success!" ~ Roger Malouf, Assistant Conductor, Metropolitan Opera
Photo by Maurizio Bacci © 2015
"I have worked with Doug for almost 2 years. He is a consummate professional in both his work and musical life. Always prepared and performing at his best, he has a strong knowledge of vocal literature, and carefully selects pieces which show the beauty of his voice. We are very blessed at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle to have him leading our congregation in worship as a cantor, member of the Saint Paul Choir, and the Saint Paul Chamber Ensemble."
~ Valerie Shondel, Director of Music, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
"I have worked with tenor Douglas Benoit since his days in Boston at the New England Conservatory. Over the years I have helped him to shape a marvelous, high, light lyric tenor voice that resembles the greatest light tenors, yet has its own unique spin and quality. Function for Doug is met with great ease; his work in Bach and Handel rivals the likes of English tenor, Ian Bostridge. In addition to the greatness of his vocal abilities, Doug is, on top of it all, a great person. He cares deeply about the music making process and his colleagues. You can't go wrong working with Douglas Benoit." ~ Heidi Skok, Mezzo-Soprano, Voice Faculty of the Cleveland Fine Arts Association, Founder of RESONANZ, and Metropolitan Opera Veteran