Monday, February 2, 2009
Eye on the cast: John Bellemer
Tenor John Bellemer will sing the role of Ferrando in our upcoming Cosi. Like Leonardo Vordoni (of Madama Butterfly) and Laura Vlasak Nolen (also of Cosi), Bellemer was at the Wexford Festival in Ireland this past summer earning high praise, with the London Times calling his work "outstanding." Brian Kellow of Opera News recently wrote that he has "a warm, rich tenor and gave a performance to remember as Bonconnion [in Richard Rodeny Bennet's The Mines of Sulphur.]" Bellemer is presently in Bilbao, Spain, performing the role of Toni in Hans Werner Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers at Teatro Arriaga, a much anticipated production that has been well received by the Spanish press (from what I can glean). To conclude, we have an awesome cast for Cosi and can't wait for rehearasls to start!
Posted by Madison Opera at 11:24 AM