„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 agree 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