"...The countertenor Rafal Tomkiewicz put in a strong performance from the outset as the loyal but often frustrated Athamas. He possesses a fresh, homogeneous, pure-sounding voice with an impressive degree of agility, which he used to delight the audience with his well-presented arias. His first, “Hyman, haste, thy torch prepare,” allowed him to show off his pleasing ornamentations and versatile coloratura as he reflected on his forthcoming marriage to Semele, which almost immediately turns to despair, to which he gives voice in the aria “Your tuneful voice,” in what was another fine rendition, his gentle, mournful phrasing expertly capturing the depths of his feelings...."
"Rafał Tomkiewicz as a wonderfully frightening, brutal psychopath, waving a sword, plays out his fantasies about power and murder and sings with power, clearly and naturally, an authentically male-sounding countertenor"
"Rafał Tomkiewicz as Tamerlan attracts attention with the nobility of his voice, ease and lightness of the upper sounds, and his acting smoothly moves from the role of the recording director to the role of a cruel barbarian."
"countertenor Rafal Tomkiewicz, give this music all the sparkle and verve it requires"
"His mellow voice nicely dresses the disappointments of Act II, and does justice to the beautiful mad scenes of the last act."
"Rafal Tomkiewicz, playing the role of Anastasio with an electrifying gaze, impresses with a minty, fresh, effortless countertenor."
"...Polish countertenor Rafał Tomkiewicz performs ATHAMAS, with a mixed timbre of high and low notes, developing in
an impressive descent into the low register. Towards the end, in , his voice displays warm, sonorous colours, while his vibrant timbre imposes on the orchestral texture..."