"Michael Scarcelle as Figaro sang with a strong voice of beautiful quality and admirable enunciation of the English text. He is a handsome man with an athletic physique. These traits added greatly to his substantial acting abilities, and, as a whole, he gave a delightful interpretation of the role" -The Pittsburgh Stage (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh)

"Immensely appealing as Figaro" -Pittsburgh Tribune Review (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh)

"Michael Scarcelle as Papageno stood out among the artists, highly animated and in excellent voice" -Anchorage Daily News (THE MAGIC FLUTE with Anchorage Opera)

"Gleefully corrupt Pooh-Bah...played with shady verve" - (THE MIKADO with Mobile Opera) 

“Forbidding, resonant bass-baritone”- The New York Times 
(SAVITRI  with Little Opera Theater of New York)

"Michael Scarcelle sang the Offertoire and Libera me, Domine with power and intimacy by turns" - New York Concert Review (Fauré Requiem with New York Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall)

"Bass Michael Scarcelle possessed an appealing, charismatic stage presence and a spot-on sense of comic timing reminiscent of a young Cary Grant" - Opera News (SERSE with Boston Baroque)

The Boston Globe noted Michael's "fluidly sung comic relief" for his performance as Elviro in Boston Baroque’s production of SERSE

As an apprentice artist with Central City Opera, Michael was singled out by Opera News as "particularly promising, for cultivated sonorous vocalism and good stage presence."

Michael's bass aria in Bach Magnificat (nationally televised from the National Cathedral) was praised by the Washington Post as "fresh" and "animated".