JANUARY 23, 2017 | Gay Guerilla: Julius Eastman Monday Evening Concerts

"The Zipper program began with a darkened hall and the young bass-baritone Davóne Tines placed high above the stage. Lighted with a halo, Tines sang Eastman’s solo “Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc” with what may be even more otherworldliness and mesmerizing sanctity than the composer himself brought to his performances. A short text exhorts Joan to speak boldly with phrases that repeat, growing in intensity. It took one’s breath away." Los Angeles Times

DECEMBER 8, 2016 | PROFILE: Los Angeles Times

"At 29, this 'El Niño' singer is the buzz of California's opera world" –Los Angeles Times (click to see the entire article)

DECEMBER 4, 2016 | ADAMS El Niño London Symphony Orchestra

"a magnificent instrument, as is the revelatory bass-baritone of Davóne Tines (pictured below): memorable in Joseph's anguished reproach "Mary, why did you do this?", shatteringly good in the high-lying ululations of "Shake the heavens", and deeply moving as Joseph sees everything in mankind and nature still at the moment of birth." –The Arts Desk

"...the darkness and richness of Davóne Tines’ bass-baritone was superbly tempered by an expansiveness of tone." –musicOMH

"...with Davóne Tines’s lustrous bass-baritone..." –The Independent

MARCH 13, 2016 | INTERVIEW: Dutch Vogue

"Opera is a miracle, says Davóne Tines, a 29-year-old opera singer to join the Dutch National Opera & Ballet…” –Vogue, Nederlands (click to see the entire article)