Christopher Holmes has been featured by companies such as Austin Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Eugene Opera, Opera Idaho, Phoenix Opera, and San Antonio Opera. As a full-lyric baritone, Holmes is beginning to make his mark in the Verdi repertoire. As Iago with Winter Opera, St. Louis critics commented that Holmes sings "with clarity and power, and with a skilled actor's ability to convey mood and character" using "control and subtlety." In Rigoletto at St. Petersburg Opera, a critic indicated that Holmes "had me crying at points—an incredibly beautiful lyric baritone with a very clear understanding of who this humiliated and terribly wronged man is." His Germont was praised as he performed "with crystal clear enunciation” and was “truly polished, controlled, professional and superb."
Dr. Isaac Hurtado has drawn critical acclaim for performances of over 30 leading tenor roles across the United States. Since making his leading role debut in 2004 with Festival Opera (CA) in the title role of Romeo et Juliette, his portrayals of Rodolfo in La Bohème, Edgardo in Lucia di Lamermoor, Werther in Werther, Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the title role in Bernstein's Candide, Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte, and Don Jose in Carmen have demonstrated "money notes worth every penny" and "wonderful acting."
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