As Mephistopheles, bass Branch Fields is a handsome devil. His singing was suave and solidly mellow…
Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News
Opera star Branch Fields (Emile deBecque) fills The Playhouse with his flawless bass vocals, making every song he sings a show-stopper.
Michael Tobin – Broadwayworld.com Maine.
Fields, whose bass is as rich to the ears as chocolate mousse to the taste-buds, comes to Ogunquit after having made his Broadway debut with the revival at the Lincoln Center Theatre.
Tracy Dee Rauh – Eagle Tribune
Fields enchants both Nellie and everyone at The Playhouse with his glorious rendition of “Some Enchanted Evening.” When he first sings it, Fields makes the song a tender, passionate and even sensual declaration of love and courtship. With his reprise he infuses it with something even deeper – an unwavering determination and strength that reveals de Becque’s reawakened simmering need for something untainted and beautiful in his life.
On his final lyric, “never let her go,” his conviction rises to a crescendo with each insistent note. The emotional impact is, quite simply, shattering.
Jan Nargi, Boston Broadway World
I admit I’m a sucker for a good bass, but the voice on Branch Fields who plays Emile de Becque in Drayton’s South Pacific, is mind blowing. And paired with Stratford veteran Chilina Kennedy, this might just be the best duo to ever hit the Drayton Festival Theatre stage.
Valerie Hill, Waterloo Region Record
Among the smaller roles, Branch Fields was exemplary for his clear nuanced singing as the Calvinist chaplain Raimondo.
Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle.