"Mason impressed me with his direction of lines, especially when in the rich lower portions of his range. The few moments when he sang with extreme power were stunning, including his defiant declaration against John Donne with 'I am an island!' -KC Metropolis
Role: Hannah Before
Company and role debut
"Baritone Wes Mason looked good and sang well as Billy, bringing complexity, charm, solid vocal technique and washboard abs to the role; it's easy to see why both the mill girls and his employer, Mrs. Mullin, would fall for him, and he gave a masterfully nuanced account of Billy's Soliloquy."
-Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis-Dispatch
Role: Billy Bigelow
Directed by Ken Page
- "Wes Mason made a strong impression as Dax. In his interactions with Maya he showed a mix of desire and cynicism. His defiant, heroic aria expressing his dismay at the human condition was one of the high points of the evening."
- Music by Robert Paterson and Libretto by David Cote
- Roles: Dax/Larry
- East coast premiere
- American Opera Projects
- "You hear Mason’s voice before you see him. A powerful, smooth voice that hits all the right notes in all the right places. Mason nailed the dialect throughout then show never missing a beat, all that and he looked great in chaps!"
-MD Theatre Guide
- Role of Curly
- Live Arts Maryland
- "...the proverbial tortured artistic soul cleverly disguised in a rough-around-the-edges masculine façade. He casts a metaphorical spell over Elva, enchanting her with his music, as many bad-boy musicians tend to do." -Theatre Is Easy
- Role: Aquilla Quick-Manning
- World premiere
- Company and role debut
- "When baritone Wes Mason opened Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! singing, 'There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow,' somewhere in the heavens, Gordon McRae must have fallen off his horse. Mason’s incomparable vocals and endearing characterization stoked but didn’t dominate the gifted cast."
-The Salt Lake Tribune
- Role: Curly
- Company debut
- Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre