OP1186. LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, Live Performance, 23 Jan., 1937, w.de Abravanel Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; René Maison, Lawrence Tibbett, Vina Bovy, Irra Petina, etc. (England) 2-Guild 2315/16. Final Sealed Copy! - 795754231625
"[Maison's] efforts are to be applauded, as they are most fulfilling in every musical and artistic aspect imaginable, and underline the fact that he was one of the most histrionically and vocally talented tenors of his generation. René Maison's voice has a timbre that can perhaps be compared to a slightly dry, yet rich and full-bodied red wine. He was a big man physically, and his repertoire and the tone emitted on his recordings do indicate size, weight and a delivery that (according to critical reviews) must have demonstrated excellent projection."
- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2011
"Lawrence Tibbett, to my taste the greatest operatic baritone America has ever produced. His enormous charm is complemented by fabulous diction - he's one of the very few 'classical' singers whose every word is clearly understandable."
- Jeffrey Lipscomb