Livermore Valley Opera Le Nozze di Figaro Review

The Independent
Le Nozze di Figaro Opera Review: New Twist For Livermore Valley Opera Production

By Sarah Bobson, March 16, 2017

Bernardo Bermudez sang his Act III aria “Vedro mentr’io sospiro” with his strong lyric baritone, a voice that has depth, body, and the hint of a once lighter tone. With his handsome looks, Bermudez played the role of Count Almaviva with a striking, commanding presence.


Pacific Opera Project The Barber of Seville Reviews

A few great reviews of our wonderful production of The Barber of Seville with Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles

Living Out Loud
POP’s Production of The Barber of Seville is Bugs Bunny Funny

By Humberto Capiro, November 15, 2016

“Venezuelan baritone Bermudez with his rich, thunderous voice takes on the role of the dashing stylist to the stars Figaro who’s there to help his friend Almaviva get the girl. The audience first meets him as he enters from behind, heading towards the stage between the tables as he sings the famous aria “Largo al factotum,” a very appropriate and effective choice by director and POP co-founder Josh Shaw.”


Culture Spot LA
The Barber of Seville (a POP Opera)

By David Maurer, November 15, 2016

“…it is Bermudez’s Figaro that is the most fun to watch. He is flamboyant without coming off as a queen, humorous without being over-the-top campy”


Opera Today
Barber of Seville (Hollywood Style) in Los Angeles

By Michael Milenski, November 16, 2016

“Figaro, Bernardo Bermudez, was the hairdresser who could always find his clients clean samples of hair or anything else needed to pass a drug test. His Figaro was so amusing that he almost distracted the audience from his robust singing”


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.”


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.”


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.”



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


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.”

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.”

West Bay Opera Faust Reviews

West Bay Opera Faust 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….”

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

By Adam Broner, May 22, 2015


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….”

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….”



Livermore Valley Opera Rigoletto 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.”