Duncan Hartman
REVIEWS

WASHINGTON POST/OPERA CAMERATA OF WASHINGTON DC

"The Mephistopheles of Duncan Hartman was sonorous and full of wry insinuation."

TULSA WORLD NEWS/TULSA PHILHARMONIC

"The four vocal soloists were fine, especially Duncan Hartman, who made the opening vocal line a clarion call."

AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE/SARASOTA OPERA

"But Duncan Hartman's vivid malevolence as Don Pizzaro was a show-stealing performance."

BRADENTON HERALD/SARASOTA OPERA

"Duncan Hartman sings the role of the dastardly Don Pizarro in a rich, full-bodied bass, striding the stage ominously, stalking and threatening."

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE/SARASOTA OPERA

"Bass-baritone Duncan Hartman's dark tone and tall, spare figure work together to create the cruel, ruthless character of Pizarro, who is determined to crush his enemy."

THE NASHVILLE BANNER/NASHVILLE OPERA

"There could not have been a handsomer or more elegant villain than Hartman in his portrayal of Scarpia, the man who controlled the lives of people in Rome in 1800. He sings beautifully."

OPERA NEWS/GREATER BUFFALO OPERA

"The amplified, offstage prophecies of Duncan Hartman's Jokanaan emerged louder than the voices onstage, but after the tallish Hartman crawled, insectlike, from a crack in the woodwork of Nikita Polyansky's cisternless set, his ringing baritone lived up to its forecast."

OPERA NEWS/GREATER BUFFALO OPERA

"Duncan Hartman's impeccably sung Pizarro exuded psychopathic malignity."

OPERA NEWS/NEW ISRAELI OPERA, TEL AVIV

"Roars of approval greeted Duncan Hartman's role debut as Tonio, in New Israeli Opera's first-ever Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci. Hartman used his six-foot-three frame and pliant baritone to shape the humped clown usually a skulking hyena, into an amorous, suffering human turned towering nemesis."

EVREUX, FRANCE/NEW BULGARIAN NATIONAL OPERA

"As for the men, Duncan Hartman distinguished himself by his ample voice of superb timbre."

PGN/THE PENNSYLVANIA OPERA THEATRE

"Hartman, despite a bad bout with the flu, was one of the most believably oily and despicable Scarpias it has ever been my pleasure to see or hear."

CLARION HERALD/JEFFERSON SYMPHONY

"Duncan Hartman has a rich, resonant baritone voice that he used with dynamic, unstinting generosity as Count di Luna in the Act I trio finale of 'Il Trovatore' and in the 'Morir, tremenda cosa' recitative and the great 'Urna fatale' aria from 'La Forza del Destino.'"


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