„Held does not rest on his great voice or gorgeous timbre; he is also the owner of excellent diction and expressive character.“
Lauma Mellēna, nra.lv, Latvia

„As Escamillo, Johannes Held engages the role with obvious presence, humor, and a free voice“
Bodil Hasselgren, Opera, Sweden

„Johannes Held’s baritone voice has a firm, glowing core and a gripping expressive force.“
Susanne Benda, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Germany

„Here is a singer who can both act and sing, setting a whole new standard – a formidable combination, when one is lucky enough to encounter it.“
Camilla Marie Dahlgreen, Politiken, Denmark

„Johannes Held is absolutely outstanding – not only for the beauty of his voice, but also for his physical engagement.“ 
Giuseppe Migliore, Amadeus Online, Italy