Reviews

Mr. Cisneros evoked memories of the great Italian and Spanish baritones of the past with his dark vibrant penetrating sound. Gino Bechi comes to mind.

 

— Nino Pantano, Brooklyn Discovery

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In scene after scene Fernando Cisneros as Golaud commanded with a tremendously strong and dramatic presence.

 

His bona fide money voce ranged from Wotanish outbursts to sotto voce intimations, always in support of the role and wedded to the context of ensemble.

 

One felt the entirety of his pain when he sang, “My chest felt as if the whole forest had fallen upon me” .

— Lee Eisman, The Boston Music Intelligencer

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Mr. Cisneros seemed to appear in many scenes, singing with full round tone, a winning stage presence, and the ability to inhabit each role as if he owned it.

 

— Voce di Meche

Baritone Fernando Cisneros, already quite well known on the international opera stage, made the most frightening Baron Scarpia we have ever heard.

 

He created a character that was coming from a position of power more than lust. His vocal colors were chilling and his face actually snarled!

 

All this occurred in perfect Italian with a long legato line and no loss of vocal tone.

Puccini would have loved it.

 

— Voce di Meche

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Honorable mention to Fernando Cisneros for his nice vocal weight.

— Ermes Mercuri, Opera senza confini

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