"By pinning Jack Rance’s tin star to his waistcoat, baritone Daniel Scofield joined the brigade of memorable Sheriffs including Pasquale Amato, Tito Gobbi, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Anselmo Colzani, and Silvano Carroli. That Scofield is worthy of this illustrious company was evident from his first notes.......In Scofield’s performance, Rance was reminiscent of the Wanderer in Act Three of Wagner’s Siegfried: his power overwhelmed, he sank into the shadows. Scofield’s voice shone brightly throughout the evening, however, and the depth of the baritone’s artistry was apparent in his nuanced, sympathetic portrayal of a character who too frequently becomes a caricature."
"The audience’s laughter may have been a testament to Daniel Scofield’s electrifying Rigoletto. His is not a sputtering, old, deformed jester. He might be a clown, but of the kind that gives little children nightmares. He is disturbing in part because of the subtle portrayal of Rigoletto’s deformity. There is only a gesture of a hump and a slightly more prominent limp. Aside from this, Rigoletto often seemed robust and even young. Scofield makes it seem as though being on the edge of normalcy makes him far more conscious of himself as an outsider and that much more intent on preserving his honor....Scofield allowed the occasional grunt, but usually at the end of a phrase so that it did not interfere with vocal clarity. His voice is richly shaded. In its darker moments, it reminded me of Renato Bruson. He stretched some phrases slowly and thickly, like pulling apart tar."
"Daniel Scofield, making his local debut, fills the stage with imposing menace as the cunning and brutish Tonio, who sets the tragedy in motion. He has a voice and a presence that command attention. So does this smart, high-energy and highly rewarding production."
“What a find in baritone Daniel Scofield, as Rigoletto! Robust and handsome with booming voice in full range, he's the finest court jester I've seen in years. (Baritone Octavio Moreno sings the role in the alternate Ruby Cast). He has fantastic stage presence and knows just the right gesture to make, or rein in, to convey character. Watch how he stands back to savor, and sympathize, when Gilda discovers the Duke's infidelity. He's both appalled and justified. His is a pro's performance, and in an artist making his way through the opera jungle, it's thrilling to witness.”
"As Scarpia, Daniel Scofield also presented quite a range of colors. His declaration of his preference for Tosca over God cut through the “Te Deum” with chilling effect as the curtain came down on Act I. At home in his apartments, we could hear the snide undertones as he derided the “moonlight and sighs” of most lovers (Supertitles courtesy of Pensacola Opera). He portrayed villainy so well there were boos as well as cheers during his curtain call."
"In guest artist Daniel Scofield, the audience was treated to a true Valentin. During his “Avant de quittez ces lieux,” I heaved a sigh of relief and thought, “Oh, thank goodness. Here’s someone who knows what he’s singing and cares.” Scofield was consistent dramatically and vocally, and both his part in the duel trio and his death scene were well-sung and very moving.”
"In a bit of backstage drama, the role of Sharpless, the American consul in Nagasaki, was played by Daniel Scofield, a late replacement for the actor originally cast in the role. A true standout, his interpretation of Sharpless was as well acted as it was confidently sung, his strong baritone a perfect counterpoint in several key scenes."