A Streetcar Named Desire at Union Avenue Opera Reviews

St. Louis Today, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A Streetcar Named Desire’ makes a welcome stop at Union Avenue Opera
By Sarah Bryan Miller

August 02, 2014

Bernardo Bermudez was an appropriately hunky Stanley, with a big, burnished baritone and excellent diction….

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By Steve Callahan

August 5, 2014

Baritone Bernardo Bermudez is very much at home in the role of Stanley. He’s vocally strong, as well as proud, fit and comfortable in Stanley’s iconic masculinity. It’s a splendid job.

Blanche, Stella and Mitch all have lyrical arias or ariettas. Only Stanley is without one. But what is an aria? It’s the verbal expression of a character’s inner feelings. Stanley, the iconic male, is not verbally articulate; he expresses himself not with words but with his body, his muscle, his hands. So, alas, though Bernardo Bermudez deserves one, Stanley should really not have an aria.

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Operatic Form Fits ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’: Opera Review
By Mark Bretz

August 4, 2014

Bernardo Bermudez and Katherine Giaquinto share sparks of chemistry that show how Stanley’s primordial impulses brings out Stella’s lusty, earthy nature. Their verbal sparring is offset by the obvious sexual delight in each other, which makes Stanley’s brutish assaults on her all the more shocking. Both performers bring convincing acting and singing to their roles.

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Andre Previn’s music for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ falls somewhat short of expectations
By Gary Scott

August 2014

Bernardo Bermudez as Stanley Kowalski and Anthony Wright Webb as “Mitch” Mitchell were likewise well-matched. Both men resonated with warmth and vigor, exuding a rugged yet vulnerable rawness that just might have pleased Tennessee Williams.