"Tenor Brian Skoog enlivened the role of Tamino with a lovely vocal quality and a strong voice that consistently sailed above the thickest orchestral accompaniment."
- Robert Rollin, Cleveland Classical (Tamino in Die Zauberflöte)
“Tenor Brian Skoog didn’t just sing brilliantly, he actually embodied the persona of the Corps functionary as he recited the repetitive, numbing bureaucratic reasoning—one of the highlights.”
- Mark Sebastian Jordan, Seen and Heard International ("Voice of the Lake")
"Solid-toned suavity and formidable technique"
- J.D. Goddard, Cleveland Classical (Tito in La clemenza di Tito)
"“With great diction in the face of tongue-twisters (“toxicity” and “sediment”), tenor Brian Skoog’s account of the Army Engineers was fittingly arrogant.”
- Mike Telin, Classical Voice America ("Voice of the Lake")
"Tenor Brian Skoog did an excellent job as the poet, especially in the excited third song, "The Rose, The Lily," where the young man’s anxious delight in comparing his love to beautiful flowers causes him to shoot through the song almost breathlessly. His diction was clear and Jacek Sobieski’s tastefully busy accompaniment supported his headlong rush."
"Skoog’s timbre was enchanting as Sobieski unfurled the lovely harmonies."
- Robert Rollin, Cleveland Classical (Schumann's Dichterliebe)
"The evening’s most impressive voice belonged to Brian Skoog, who poignantly portrayed Goro, Butterfly’s marriage broker, with resonant, ringing brilliance. He made a lasting impression."
- J.D. Goddard, Cleveland Classical (Goro in Madama Butterfly)
"Skoog not only sang with dramatic refinement but was also utterly convincing."
- Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical (Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas)
"Brian Skoog cooked up a delicious portrayal packed with wicked details."
- Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer (The Witch in Hänsel und Gretel)