The other month I randomly got really into this Tote Stadt DVD he was in a few years back, not putting two and two together that he was to be part of the AeH cast. It seems like the reception has been kind of lukewarm out there...perhaps due to his bailing during the prima or the somewhat unknown quantity of his debut material or just simple lack of enthusiasm. But man...listening to the Helena broadcast the other day I couldn't get enough. I feel like his voice is pretty close to my ideal balance of lusciousness and accuracy in Strauss and Strauss-ish tenor parts. Also, he has this photo montage posted on his web site:
Obviously, you must be ok with that amount of Kerl.