"Singing with an easy power through the whole range, his baleful lower register cuts through the heaviest orchestral texture, his top notes pinging with authority. His carefully finessed stagecraft creates a highly watchable
mix of vengeance and vainglory, while his understanding and engagement with Wagner's lyrics ensures a richly textured character. " Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine 22/11/2016
"Following an acclaimed breakout performance
in the 2013 season, Australian baritone Warwick Fyfe returns to the role of Alberich. In the intervening three years, Fyfe has lost weight but still portrays the low self-confidence of opportunistic devil Alberich and his voice is as rich and powerful as ever.
A clear crowd favourite on opening night, Fyfe cements his position as one of our foremost singing actors. The scorching combination of Johnson, Conrad and Fyfe is at the heart of the success of this staging of Das Rheingold." Simon Paris: Man in Chair. Music
Theatre, Opera and Ballet Reviews, News and Views.
"Among the singers, the palm has to go to Warwick Fyfe, who was simply mesmerising as Alberich. Stripping to his underwear for his failed attempt to seduce the Rhinemaidens,
he was by turns peevish, pathetic and terrifying; and still more effective in Scene 3 as the tyrannical overlord of the Nibelungs, insecure enough to be tricked by Loge. Fyfe's stentorian delivery of Alberich's despairing "O Schmerz" and still more the famous
curse in Scene 4 showed him to be an echt-Wagnerian." David Larkin Bachtrack 23/11/2016
"Most of all, it was Warwick Fyfe’s night as the nerdy and gnarly Alberich, renouncer of love and absconder of the treasure.
In a reprise of his 2013 performance, Fyfe completed the music, commanded the stage and, with his intense and fulsome baritone, conveyed his character's stench with utter magnetism." Paul Selar, Herald Sun 23/11/2016
Fyfe as the bitter dwarf Alberich, who steals the Rhinegold, again stole the show with a malevolent yet sympathetic portrayal, nobly sung." Barney Zwartz, The Age 22/11/2016
"Alberich (Fyfe) performed with energy
and resonance throughout, delivering the outstanding performance of the production." David Barnaby, Performing Arts Hub.
"Warwick Fyfe returns as Alberich. He sings powerfully, and his performance is even more inspired
than the one he gave, at short notice, in 2013. He is always acting, flinching, leering, and there are some neat touches, such as when, like a boy in a playground, he skips around the stage in delight during his scene with Wotan and Loge, there to steal the
Tarnhelm. Fyfe owned the stage and deserved his loud ovation." Peter Rose, Australian Book Review . 23/11/2016
"Fyfe is magnificent as the loathsome Alberich; it's as if Shylock ate Gollum and keeps coughing him
up mid-conversation. There's a pathetic internalised malignancy to him, but then he turns outward and becomes truly terrifying. He was a late addition to the role in 2013, to much acclaim, but he has by now become one of the leading international exemplars
of this part. " Tim Byrne, Time Out . 25/11/2016.
As Alberich, Warwick Fyfe continues to build a fascinating portrait of a vengeful monomaniac consumed by bitterness and malice. The quicksilver mood changes and nervous
tension are beautifully played, a painful sense of authority lost always hanging about his ears. Vocally he’s perfect in the role: words clear, text used, top notes ringing, bottom notes slicing through." Clive Paget, Limelight. 26/11/2016