As Giacomo in Giovanna d'Arco:

“For many listeners, however - including this one - the unexpected highlight of the evening was the mastery of baritone Mark Rucker who dominated the stage with his imposing vocal sonority and dramatic muscle whenever he appeared. With a weighty-yet-fluid voice that is ideal for Verdi repertoire, Rucker brought to the role of Giacomo an electrifying heroism that was merely intensified by keen sense of dramatic understatement.” - Scottsdale Progress