“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.”

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

August 16, 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.”

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

August 14, 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.”

The 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

“Baritone Bernardo Bermudez created an unusually mellifluous and sympathetic Prince Yamadori, the suitor who would rescue the abandoned Cio-Cio San”

San Diego Story
San Diego Opera’s Madama Butterfly’ Vocal Paradise
by Ken Herman

April 18th 2016

“Company team players Scott Sikon and Bernardo Bermudez were appealing as Bonze and Yamadori respectively.”

Backtrack
Latonia Moore a shimmering Madama Butterfly in San Diego
by Erica Miner

April 17th, 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.”

Opera Today
San Diego Opera Presents a Tragic Madama Butterfly
By Maria Nockin

April 23rd, 2016

“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….”

Splash Magazine
Faust Review-West Bay Opera’s Futuristic Take on a Classic
By Steve & Suzanne Cooper

May 2015

“Bernardo Bermúdez was a sterling Valentin with a golden baritone…

Repeat Performances and the Piedmont Post
West Bay Opera delivers triumphant Faust
By Adam Broner

May 22, 2015

“Baritone Bernardo Bermudez made for an earnest Valentin with his dry, pleasant voice…

San Francisco Classical Voice
Not a Dull Moment in West Bay Opera’s Dystopian Faust
By Charlise Tiee

May 25, 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….

San Jose Mercury News
A magnificent ‘Faust’ staged by West Bay Opera
By John Orr – Daily News Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2015

“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.

San Francisco Classical Voice
Ravishing, Rich Rigoletto at Livermore Valley Opera
By Steven Winn

September 27, 2014  

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

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

“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.”

BroadwayWorld (BWW) OperaWorld.com
Reviews: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Shines at Union Avenue Opera
By Steve Callahan

August 5, 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.”

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

August 4, 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..”

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 El Dancairo performed their roles as two smugglers with delicious delight.”

The Independent
Fine Moments in Livermore Opera’s Carmen
By Sarah Bobson

October 4, 2013

“Bernardo Bermudez as Figaro is cunning in his performance and vocally gifted.”

Valley Scene Magazine
Rossini’s the Barber of Seville!  Center Stage Opera Upstages Reality T.V.
By Anthony McBride

June 2012

“The tour de force performance, Bernardo Bermudez’ Papageno, was a high-water mark. The delicious duet between Papageno and Papagena “packed with the simple enchantment of which Mozart alone among musicians has ever hand the secret,” brings the opera to a delightful conclusion as the couple goes out arm and arm.”

Palisadian-Post
Bringing Opera Close to Home

February 24, 2011

“A young man…with impressive looks and a powerful voice, will shortly turn him into a great musical figure….”

Conexiones International, Miami Florida

March 2009 Issue

“Ever since the time of Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante… never have I listened to such a masculine voice with excellent diction as that of this new musical talent… My vast experience as artistic entrepreneur…for over 20 years of cultural events. Honestly since those time I had not heard such an impressive voice as Bernardo…”

Conexiones International, Miami Florida

October 2003 Issue