Opera Neo Don Giovanni Pictures

pictures of Opera Neo’s Production of Don Giovanni August 2016
photos by Gary Payne

Opera Neo Don Giovanni Reviews

A few great reviews of our wonderful production of Don Giovanni with Opera Neo Festival in San Diego

San Diego Story
Impressive Opera NEO Production Brings Mozart Up to Date

By Ken Herman, August 16, 2016

“While there are certainly many ways to play the title character, Bernardo Bermudez’s take on the rake proved more nuanced than most. For example, in the early scenes Bermudez wooed the young peasant girl Zerlina with genuine affection and the dulcet edge of his ample baritone, rather than the thinly disguised predatory deception of many Don Giovannis. He cajoled his exasperated servant Leporello, played with unusual sophistication by Christopher Edwards, more with camaraderie than with sheer command and bluster. On the other hand, Bermudez summoned chilling menace and a gruff vocal edge to his “Fin ch’han dal vino” aria, in which he aticipates more conquests as his party guests dance and imbibe freely. Bermudez gave his character range and credibility, in spite of the Don’s monochromatic reputation.”

http://www.sandiegostory.com/impressive-opera-neo-production-brings-mozart-up-to-date/

 

San Diego Reader
The Don(ald) Giovanni Don Giovanni abuser of power at Opera Neo

By Garrett Harris, August 14, 2016

“Bernardo Bermudez, in the title role, gave us a deliciously degenerate Don. Bermudez did not shy away from Don’s more lecherous moments but gave us a full helping.”

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/aug/14/blurt-donald-giovanni/

 

San Diego Union Tribune
Don Juan goes to Washington Opera Neo’s ‘Don Giovanni’ takes the famed womanizer to the U.S. capital

By Catherine Gaugh, August 10, 2016

“The musicians and the singers have all participated in Opera Neo’s yearly summer festival workshop, which offers training, coaching and a chance to perform real-time roles. Bernardo Bermudez, who has the title role in “Don Giovanni,” first sang for the company in summer 2013.

Bermudez is, Kozma said, “the ideal Don Giovanni.”

“He has that Latin charm, and he is so good-looking and playful,” he added. “And he sings very beautifully.”

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/10/don-juan-goes-to-washington/

 

 

Performance Update Summer/Fall 2016


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Opera NEO 2016 Season
Friday, August 12th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 @ 8:00PM

Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart
I will be Performing the title role of Don Giovanni, opera in 2 acts, sung in Italian with English supertitles, conducted and directed by Peter Kozma.

Palisades Amphitheater
6301 Birchwood St,
San Diego, California 92120

For Info and tix log on to www.operaneo.com

 

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Duetto in Concert On the Bay
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 @ 5:00PM
(Possibility of Sunday, August 21st if the 20th sells out)

Come on board!! Two hour sunset cruise on the gorgeous private yacht, the Osprey 62. Wine and appetizers included as well as a fireworks show! Special guests Victoria Robertson and Bernardo Bermudez perform a concert with their duet group “Duetto” accompanied by Nina Deering.

This will be a night to remember!!
Tix $120/person

Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road,
San Diego, California 92109

For Info and tix log on to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2589861

or Call Arturo Ponce 619-253-0420

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Opera Wednesday @ La Jolla Community Center

Opera Wednesdays is a community concert series that showcases Southern California’s top operatic singers of all ages. The concerts take place the second Wednesday of every month. These are informal, cabaret-style performances that provide both seasoned professionals and promising young singers an opportunity to showcase their music and share their stories.

This month’s performers:
Erica Austin, soprano
Lisa Austin Frisque, soprano
Chad Frisque, tenor
Bernardo Bermudez, baritone
Janie Prim, piano

Free admission. $10 suggested donation. All donations go directly to the performers to help their artistic endeavors.

La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd,
La Jolla, California 92037

 

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Sunday, September 25th, 2016 @ 4:00PM
The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan

I will be singing the role of Luis in this fantastic production of G&S’s The Gondoliers. The popular Sing-A-Long Series continues with Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. This Venetian romp contains all your favorite G&S traits: mistaken identities, babies switched at birth, charming lyrics and wonderful tunes, including “From the sunny Spanish shore”, “I stole the prince” and “Then one of us will be a queen”. Sing-A-Long with a cast for your favorites including Chad Frisque, Michael Sokol and Walter DuMelle led by BTC’s own and illustrious Janie Prim. You won’t want to miss it. Our charitable partner for this event is International Rescue Committee of San Diego who responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

$20 adults donation. All donations go directly to the performers to help their artistic endeavors.

All Souls’ Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Boulevard,
San Diego, California 92107

For info log on to www.bodhitreeconcerts.org
For Tix visit http://www.bodhitreeconcerts.org/#!tickets—2016-single-only/c17ol

Opera Concert at SDSU Pictures, Featuring Soprano Anna Belaya, Baritone Bernardo Bermudez, Tenor Cesar Sanchez, and accompanied by Pianist Tatiana Roitman

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 

Opera Concert at SDSU Smith Recital Hall, featuring Soprano Anna Belaya, Baritone Bernardo Bermudez, Tenor Cesar Sanchez, and accompanied by Pianist Tatiana Roitman.  

Performance Update Summer 2016

Dear Friends,
Here is my upcoming performance schedule for the Summer of 2016  I hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Opera Wednesday @ La Jolla Community Center

Opera Wednesdays is a community concert series that showcases Southern California’s top operatic singers of all ages. The concerts take place the second Wednesday of every month. These are informal, cabaret-style performances that provide both seasoned professionals and promising young singers an opportunity to showcase their music and share their stories.

This month’s performers:
Christen Blair-Horne, soprano
Victoria Robertson, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Lacayo, tenor
Bernardo Bermudez, baritone
Janie Prim, piano

Free admission. $10 suggested donation. All donations go directly to the performers to help their artistic endeavors.

La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd,
La Jolla, California 92037

 

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Opera NEO 2016 Season
Sunday, July 17th, 2016 @ 6:00PM
Aria Marathon

Introducing Opera NEO Artist at the Palisades Presbyterian Church

Palisades Presbyterian Church
6301 Birchwood St,
San Diego, California 92120

For Info and tix log on to www.operaneo.com

Friday, July 29th, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, July 30th, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Cabaret Opera

Operetta and Musical theater scenes served with hors-d’oeuvres, desserts and Wine.

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr.,
Encinitas, California 92024

For Info and tix log on to www.operaneo.com

Friday, August 12th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Sunday, August 14th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart

I will be Performing the Title role of Don Giovanni, opera in 2 acts, sung in Italian with English supertitles, conducted and directed by Peter Kozma.

Palisades Amphitheater
6301 Birchwood St,
San Diego, California 92120

For Info and tix log on to www.operaneo.com