"Lawrence Jones brought a light, sweet voice and lyricism to Tom...he had the right earnestness for this gullible slacker, who is convinced that pluck alone will be rewarded by good fortune."
- The New York Times
"Jones emerged as fully fleshed out and tenderhearted throughout Tom's subsequent travails, transcending the one-dimensionality of which Rake's characters are sometimes accused. His "Love, too frequently betrayed," sung in Mother Goose's brothel, was captivating."
- Opera News
“Best of all was Lawrence Jones…..who sang as Acis....his singing had all the elegance and ardor you could want”.
- The Boston Globe