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  • Soprano Inva Mula is an exceptionally strong and vocally expressive Marguerite, and tall, imposing bass-baritone Paul Gay is ideally cast as a dapper and ironic Mephistopheles.

    Less Is More for 'Faust'

  • My distinguished colleagues include the legendary tenor Plácido Domingo, as well as counter-tenor David Daniels, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, soprano Lisette Oropesa, and counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo.

    Danielle de Niese: Inspired to Inspire

  • My distinguished colleagues include the legendary tenor Plácido Domingo, as well as counter-tenor David Daniels, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, soprano Lisette Oropesa, and counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo.

    Danielle de Niese: Inspired to Inspire

  • The Royal Opera's new Sachs, the German bass-baritone Wolfgang Koch, gave a formidable performance, quite different from Tomlinson, or from Bryn Terfel, who sang the role so movingly in Welsh National Opera's recent staging, and will sing it with the ROH at a concert performance at Symphony Hall, Birmingham next week.

    Review: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Royal Opera House

  • The sad news this week was the announcement that Thomas Quasthoff, 52, the German bass-baritone, is to retire on health grounds.

    CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review

  • The strong cast included Christopher Magiera as the poignant, dignified captain, trying desperately to prevent further catastrophe; Aubrey Allicock, whose potent bass-baritone brought out the despair underlying the death wish of Mamoud; Brian Mulligan as a forceful Klinghoffer; the rich-voiced Nancy Maultsby as his wife, Marilyn; and Paul La Rosa as the thuggish Rambo.

    Glum Season for St. Louis

  • My relationship with the company dates to 1988 when I watched rehearsals for Don Giovanni and heard Alan Held, a young bass-baritone who brought a rich sound and assured acting to the role of Giovanni's wily servant.

    Susan Dormady Eisenberg: As Wolf Trap Opera Marks 40th Year, 14 Star Alumni to Return for Benefit Concert

  • I had the pleasure of attending opening night of The Tales of Hoffmann on August 5, and three principals stood out, vocally and dramatically: mezzo Catherine McKay Martin as Niklausse, bass-baritone Craig Irvin who sang the four devils, and tenor Nathaniel Peake in the title role.

    Susan Dormady Eisenberg: As Wolf Trap Opera Marks 40th Year, 14 Star Alumni to Return for Benefit Concert

  • The evening was lengthened further by various Catholic prayer sequences (bass-baritone Rubin Casas was Bishop Ruiz) that made one long for Palestrina.

    An All-Too-Bloodless Coup

  • Even Bryn Terfel, the star bass-baritone who is finally taking what would seem to be a natural step into the role of the head god Wotan, sounded at times almost pedestrian (though I bet he was plenty impressive in the movie theater).

    The Met's 'Das Rheingold': Cast for the simulcast?

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