Cedric Cannon a wonderfully stately and imposing Pish-Tush
James R. Oestrich, New York Times
The hit song "My Dahomey Queen" is lovingly sung by Menuki to Shirley Verrett's Ayat.
David Lipfert, Curtain up
As the Pirate King Cedric Cannon brought to the role a fine baritone voice and a swashbuckling presence.
Florence Fisher, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Cedric D. Cannon as a Governor and Innkeeper with presence and a sense of humor.
Terry Morris, Dayton Daily News
Cannon seems born to the stage, complementing his warm, supple voice with an actors stagecraft. In "I Got Plenty O Nothing" and especially "It Ain't Necessarily So", he brought vitality of the opera stage to a few square feet of space. He is a show stopper who seems to feed on his audiences energy.
Milton Moore, The Day, New London CT
Cedric Cannon made a superb Porgy, enthralling the audience with his sexy, deep voice and his charismatic delivery of "I Got Plenty O Nuttin".
Norwich, Eastern Daily Press, Great Britain
From the moment he entered, kneeling on a small trolly, Cedric Cannon, a big handsome man with a big voice was compelling. He also met the physical demands of performing for three hours on his knees. He sang the big numbers "I've Got Plenty O Nuttin" and "Bess, You is My Woman Now" affectingly.
Buxton, Manchester Evening News, Great Britain
The role of Porgy, who delivers his entire performance from his knees or on a trolly, represents a feat of endurance, Cedric Cannon's richly resonant performance carves out a Porgy which is at once vulnerable, noble, determined and heartfelt. From the moving duet "Bess You is My Woman Now" to the tragic "Where's My Bess?" to the hopeful "I'm On My Way", Cannon has created a poignant Porgy of great emotion and strength.
Sydney Stage, Australia
Cedric Cannon's warm baritone infuses the role with a glow, and he and La-Rose Saxon (Bess) light up "Bess You is My Woman Now"
The Sydney Morning Herald
Soprano Young and Cannon, both award winning recitalists and opera singers, and both possessors of magnificent vocal instruments were assisted by the Symphony Chorale in singing seven selections from "Porgy and Bess".
Sterling Adams, Savannah News
Cannon sings Porgy, his thoughtful, interior Porgy is one of the best I've seen.
Rodney Miller, The London Times
With powerful voice and presence, Cedric Cannon commanded the part of the drug and testosterone fueled Crown.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Cedric Cannon with a dark baritone voice was positively menacing not only to Bess, but to the audience as well.
Jeffrey Kaczmareczyk, Grand Rapids Press