"Thom King portrayed Baron Scarpia, Roman Chief of Police, with dark, sardonic villainy. His accomplished acting and rich sonorous singing combined to make him the dominant figure in every scene he entered . . . Not one dramatic nuance, either written in the libretto or the music did he ignore, sealing a splendid performance." (Shore Line Times)
"Thom King, as the villainous brother Enrico . . . lets everybody know that his baritone voice and stage presence are in full bloom and deserve start billing."
"His Sharpless was surpassing. He has a magnificent voice, full and commanding, and filled with velvety shadings and expression. His dramatic approach to the impending tragedy was well thought out and tenderly played."
(Farmington Valley Herald)
"Through his stalwart baritone and his acting, Mr. King made us realize that Germont is just as much a victim of his circumstances as Violetta is of hers."
"The Camerata found in the American baritone Thom King a most suitable interpreter. His strong stage presence, his great comprehension of the nature of the King's personality, this powerful and beautiful voice, his wide vocal range and his comprehension of Maxwell Davies' musical language made his creative version of Eight Songs for a Mad King into an unforgettable experience."
(Tiempo Libre, Mexico)
"Thom King made a sonorous Capulet". (Opera News)
"Carlo Gerard, as sung by Thom King, demonstrated a smooth dark baritone which King uses extremely well. If King continues to use his voice so intelligently, he probably will develop into a seasoned dramatic baritone. He played the role so convincingly that his hatred for the French aristocracy showed through every note he sang." (The News Tribune)
"As the maniacal preacher Olin Blitch, baritone Thom King was chillingly vivid. King's impassioned exhortations to his flock during the scene in the church made Oral Roberts seem almost phlegmatic by comparison." (Hartford Courant)
"In the role of the evil Scarpia, the baritone Thom King dominated the stage with his superb acting skills." (New London Day)
"In the title role (Mikado), Thom King romped about the stage amusingly and offered a robust vocal style." (Baltimore Sun)
"Thom King was a powerfully projected (as well as nasty) Harapha."
("Samson" — Baltimore Sun)