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...

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.”...

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...

Rigoletto Pictures, Livermore Valley Opera

Performed the role of Marullo in this great production of Rigoletto for Livermore Valley Opera Conductor:  Alex Katsman Stage Director:  Joseph Buscetta The Duke of Mantua:  Michael-Paul Krubitzer Borsa:  Andres Ramirez Countess Ceprano:  Elena Galvan Rigoletto:  Eugene Brancoveanu Count Ceprano:  Anders Froelich Marullo:  Bernardo Bermudez Count Monterone:  Richard Block Sparafucile:  Philip Skinner Gilda:  Kathleen Magee Giovanna:  Nikola Printz A Page:  Chelsea Melamed A Herald:  Jay Clifton Maddalena:  Molly Hill...

Rigoletto at Livermore Valley Opera Review

San Francisco Classical Voice Ravishing, Rich Rigoletto at Livermore Valley Opera By Steven Winn, September 27th, 2014 “Bernardo Bermudez captured the Mantuan courtier Marullo’s bored corruption effectively.  A luridly yellow costume, by designer Abra Berman, supplied visual amplification of the point.” https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/livermore-valley-opera/ravishing-rich-rigoletto-at-livermore-valley-opera...

A Streetcar Named Desire Pictures, Union Avenue Opera St. Louis

Pictures of this fantastic production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Andre Previn @ Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis Missouri Conductor:  Kostis Protopapas Stage Director:  Christopher Limber Blanche DuBoise: Lacy Sauter Stanley Kowalski: Bernardo Bermudez Stella Kowalski: Kaherine Giaquinto Harold Mitchell: Anthony Wright Webb Eunice Hubbell:  Johanna Nordhorn Steve Hubbell:  Robert Norman A young collector:  James Stevens Flower woman:  Natanja Tomich Pablo Gonzales:  Josh Saboorizadeh Nurse:  Megan Higgins Doctor:  Anthony Heinemann  ...

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…. BroadwayWorld (BWW) OperaWorld.com Reviews: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Shines at Union Avenue Opera 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. Ladue News 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. KDHX 88.1 Independent Music Plays Here 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...