"No one will doubt the unshaking sincerity of Brett Polegato’s ever-loyal Kurwenal. Perfectly in character both vocally and dramatically... Polegato is outstanding in conveying his double suffering."
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"Polegato’s Onegin… unfailingly musical in his phrasing and breath control, with excellent diction, chilling insouciance in the rejection scene, thrilling high notes and a touch of genuine despair…"
"Hushed strings and Brett Polegato’s unaffected baritone are eloquently evocative of stillness in ‘For behold, darkness shall cover the earth'."
"Brett Polegato’s Kurwenal was outstanding, portrayed with absolute dignity, a sorrowful tone and vocal perfection."
One of today’s most sought-after lyric baritones on the international stage, Canadian-Italian Brett Polegato has earned the highest praise from audiences and critics for his artistic sensibility: “his is a serious and seductive voice” says the Globe and Mail, while the New York Times has praised him for his “burnished, well-focused voice”, which he uses with “considerable intelligence and nuance”. Since finishing first among the men at the 1995 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, his career has encompassed over fifty operatic roles at the world’s most prestigious venues including La Scala, l’Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, the Teatro Real, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Carnegie Hall. He has made a name for himself in a number of dramatic roles, most notably the title roles of Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni, Il Conte Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro and Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande.
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