Bernardo Bermudez

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...

Performance Update Summer/Fall 2016

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   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   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....

Performance Update Summer 2016

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

San Diego Opera Madama Butterfly Reviews

San Diego Story San Diego Opera’s Madama Butterfly’ Vocal Paradise by Ken Herman, April 18th 2016 Baritone Bernardo Bermudez created an unusually mellifluous and sympathetic Prince Yamadori, the suitor who would rescue the abandoned Cio-Cio San http://www.sandiegostory.com/san-diego-operas-madama-butterfly-vocal-paradise/   Backtrack Latonia Moore a shimmering Madama Butterfly in San Diego by Erica Miner, April 17th, 2016 “Company team players Scott Sikon and Bernardo Bermudez were appealing as Bonze and Yamadori respectively.” https://bachtrack.com/review-madama-butterfly-latonia-moore-san-diego-april-2016 Opera Today San Diego Opera Presents a Tragic Madama Butterfly By Maria Nockin April 23rd, 2016 “As is usual with San Diego Opera, committed fine artists inhabited the smaller roles. J’Nai Bridges was a caring and compliant Suzuki. Joseph Hu was a thoroughly amusing Goro, Scott Sikon a frightening Bonze, and Bernardo Bermudez a pretentious Yamadori.”...

Performance Update Winter 2016

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 @ 7:00PM  Opera Concert at SDSU Smith Recital Hall in San Diego CA Opera Concert at SDSU Smith Recital Hall, featuring Soprano Anna Belaya, Baritone Bernardo Bermudez, Tenor Cesar Sanchez, and accompanied by Pianist Tatiana Roitman.  Presenting Arias, duos and trios from Operas by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Rossini and More!!!! Part of the proceeds will be donated to support The San Diego Opera SDSU Smith Recital Hall At SDSU Campus 5500 Campanille Dr. San Diego, CA 92182 Tix $35 at the door or by calling (619) 721-9700 or (949) 922-8083  or log on to Eventbrite and search: Opera Concert benefitting SDO. or on this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opera-concert-benefiting-sdo-tickets-19974381914?aff=es2 Sponsored by Coles Fine Flooring   Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 7:30PM Saturday, February 6th, 2016 @ 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sunday, February 7th, 2016 @ 2:00PM Tucson Desert Song Festival featuring Guitarist Adam Del Monte and Baritone Bernardo Bermudez alongside Ballet Tucson in Tucson AZ Join us for guitar, song and dance! The Tucson Guitar Society joins Ballet Tucson to present “Rhythms of the Americas” with Adam del Monte, guitar, and baritone Bernardo Bermudez with original choreography by Daniel Precup! The program also includes Ballet Tucson repertoire of Bossa Nova and Tango dances. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, UA Campus 1713 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85719 Tickets: $40 General admission.  $34 Seniors and Students http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2303987 Friday, February 12th, 2016. Doors open @ 6:30PM for Silent Auction, music starts @ 7:00PM L’amour Concert to benefit Musical Arts in San Diego CA Join us for an evening of music, friendship, and love. Featuring singers from San Diego Opera Lisa Austin Frisque, Chad Frisque, Erica Austin and Bernardo Bermudez...

Performance update Fall 2015

Dear Friends, Here is my upcoming performance schedule for the end of the summer months and beginning of Fall I hope to see you there! Sunday, September 20th, 2015 @ 2:30PM Duetto in Concert in San Diego CA   Victoria Robertson and Bernardo Bermudez have been friends and colleagues for over a decade. They have performed together at the San Diego Opera and have been constantly thrown together in Symphony concerts across the west coast. They decided to team up and produce their own show of timeless duets showcasing their favorite pieces of music from musical theater, to classical crossover, popular standards and opera. Bernardo’s lush baritone voice combined with Victoria’s vibrant soprano tones make for a full warm spectrum of sound demonstrating the beauty and power of the human voice. For more info log on to www.duettoinconcert.com Central Library Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd San Diego, CA 92101 The Auditorium is across the courtyard from the library entrance. Program is free and open to the public. Two hours of free parking with validation are available at the library, and additional parking is available at thousands of public spaces within walking distance of the library. Friday, October 23rd, 2015 @ 7:30PM Sunday, October 25th, 2015 @ 2:30PM Escamillo in Carmen with Heartland Opera in Joplin MO I will be singing the role of Escamillo, Torero de Granada, in this full staged production of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” conducted by Maestro Nicholas Gilmore , and stage directed by Zeffin Quin Hollis. Taylor Performing Arts Center, Missouri Southern State University 3950 Newman Rd Joplin, MO 64801 For more info log on to: http://www.heartlandoperatheatre.com/2015-16-season.html Saturday, November 21st, 2015 @ 7:00PM Friday , November 27th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Sunday,...

Bernardo Bermudez and Friends Summer Performance Schedule

Dear friends, here is my upcoming schedule for the Summer months, as well as some incredible performance by some of my colleagues you should not miss, I hope I can see you there. Friday June 19th, 2015 @ 8:00PM Concert at Tuscany La Costa  My good friend, talented Mezzo Soprano Ashley Cutright has officially relocated to San Diego to get her doctorate in vocal performance at UC San Diego. My best friend and incredibly accomplished singer/song writer, and pianist Brian Wahlstrom has decided to put together a small concert for her at Tuscany Restaurant in La Costa on Friday, June 19th at 8:00pm to welcome her to town, and give you a chance to watch her perform in a very intimate setting. Ashley has put together a fantastic program. Great wine and food on the menu. Tuscany La Costa 6981 El Camino Real Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 929-8111 Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door For Tix and information log on to: http://www.tuscanylacosta.com/events-1/opera-night-with-ashley-cutright-featuring-brian-wohlstrom-friday-june-19th-8pm Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 7:00PM Opera at the Shore I will be singing along side other emerging opera stars from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, in this beautiful outdoor venue along the water at Marina Del Rey, near Santa Monica.  The concert will feature arias and ensembles from best-loved operas. Conducted by Maestro Frank Fetta with the Marina Del Rey Symphony. Concert is FREE to the public. Bring a picnic, a jacket, a blanket or a lawn chair to sit on. Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 For more info log on to: http://www.culvercitysymphony.org/marina-concerts.html     Sunday, July 12, 2015 @...

Faust at West Bay Opera Reviews

Splash Magazine Faust Review-West Bay Opera’s Futuristic Take on a Classic By Steve & Suzanne Cooper, May 2015 “Two other newcomers to this company were also outstanding. Bernardo Bermudez, in the role of Valentin, Marguerite’s soldier brother, delivered a beautiful haunting solo in his first appearance, bemoaning the fact that he was leaving his sister to go to war….” http://www.lasplash.com/publish/Entertainment/cat_index_san_francisco_performances/faust-review.php Repeat Performances and the Piedmont Post West Bay Opera delivers triumphant Faust By Adam Broner, May 22, 2015 “Bernardo Bermúdez was a sterling Valentin with a golden baritone….”   San Francisco Classical Voice Not a Dull Moment in West Bay Opera’s Dystopian Faust By Charlise Tiee, May 25, 2015 “Baritone Bernardo Bermudez made for an earnest Valentin with his dry, pleasant voice….” https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/West-Bay-Opera/Not-a-Dull-Moment-in-West-Bay-Opera-s-Dystopian-lt-em-gt-Faust-lt-/em-gt San Jose Mercury News A magnificent ‘Faust’ staged by West Bay Opera By John Orr, May 23, 2015 “All the other principals — Bernard Bermudez as Valentin, Molly Mahoney as Siebel, Patrict Houston as Marthe and Ryan Bradford as Wagner — are in excellent voice….” http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_28179265/magnificent-production-faust-staged-by-west-bay-opera...