LA BOHÈME

“The feisty, amorous chemistry between Jane Ede and Christopher Tonkin’s Marcello was convincing. The tall and charismatic baritone is both dramatically and vocally accomplished.” MORE

Bachtrack, 2018

TROUBLE IN TAHITI

“Tonkin’s creamy baritone and sweet falsetto were a treat to listen to in close proximity while his chiselled features and contemptuous body language gave an extra arrogance to There’s a Law.” MORE

Limelight Magazine, 2017

NIXON IN CHINA

“The quiet dignity and urbanity of Chou En Lai, played by Christopher Tonkin, binds various strands together. This is a delicately nuanced performance and surely it will not be too long before we see this fine performer singing this role on international stages." MORE
ArtsHub, 2013

COSI FAN TUTTE

“Guglielmo on the other hand is macho and a go-getter who is in control. Christopher Tonkin has a sufficiently robust baritone for the part.” MORE
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Online Musik Magazin, 2012

CAPRICCIO

“Christopher Tonkin, as the sandwich-short-of-a-sophisticated spread Count, is the very epitome of self-indulgent ignorance. Here, but for savvy, is the Hugh Hefner of French flapperdom." MORE

Crikey, 2011

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

“Tonkin as Sergeant Belcore was the stand-out performer, portraying his character’s charismatic, gum-chewing arrogance vividly, reflected equally in his brilliant bass voice.” MORE

Australian Stage, 2008


Christopher Tonkin’s lighter and more shaded voice was ideally suited to the eloquent yet enigmatic Chou en Lai.
— Murray Black, The Australian, 7 June 2017 (Nixon in China, Opera Australia)
As for milking the music of its drama, Tonkin took the honours with some feisty declamations in the first part and a livening-up of the last half-hour with a brave The Trumpet Shall Sound.
— Clive O’Connell, The Age, 12 December 2005 (Handel Messiah, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)
Christopher Tonkin was impressive in the title role, with a good voice and just the right measure of recklessness and danger for the predatory leading character.
— Peter Burch, The Australian, 12 July 2005 (Don Giovanni, Melbourne Opera)