"The American tenor has all the notes and plenty of passion… his Flower Song has plangency and emotional depth and his jealous rage at Escamillo bristles with animosity."
What's on Stage
"Eric Cutler offered an impressive, ruggedly heroic vocal portrayal of Apollo, clearly conceived to appeal to this Daphne as a handsome outdoorsy type."
"Eric Cutler, a fearless, lyrical Adolar..."
"Cutler is all vocal ease, elegance and passion."
Eric Cutler’s uniquely virtuosic voice has been celebrated in the world’s leading opera houses. He has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; the Salzburg Festival; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Venice’s Teatro la Fenice; the Lyric Opera of Chicago; La Monnaie, Brussels; the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome; the Canadian Opera Company; Houston Grand Opera; Vlaamse Opera; Opera Australia; the Grand Théâtre de Genève; the Glyndebourne Festival; Paris Opera; Santa Fe Opera; and many others. He also collaborates regularly with leading orchestras in the USA and Europe.
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DVD: Title role in Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Teatro Real de Madrid, September 2015
Hoffmann, played by the American Eric Cutler, argues a skilfully conducted voice and impeccable musical reading.
Don José in Bizet Carmen
English National Opera, June 2015
Eric Cutler begins Don José’s Flower Song with affecting tenderness but delivers passion aplenty as the emotional temperature rises.
Eric Cutler’s Don José is musically and theatrically an even more impressive achievement. He moves more convincingly than many Josés from mummy’s boy to violent abuser, and he has the measure of the role’s many vocal challenges, too, passing the test of his act-two aria in style.
The American tenor has all the notes and plenty of passion… his Flower Song has plangency and emotional depth and his jealous rage at Escamillo bristles with animosity.
Whats on Stage
Tenor Eric Cutler conveys Don Jose’s inner violence from the start, ending in the raw fury of his knifing of Carmen, after first kicking her handbag into touch.
This time we have a José of impeccable tenorial style in Eric Cutler… singing the much-debated top B flat in the Flower Song very quietly in head voice, as the score asks, and letting rip in the anguish of the last two acts, but with a finesse that should make his forthcoming Florestan and Lohengrin worth hearing.
Eric Cutler ensured that Don José is no mummy's boy, quickly revealing his pathological nature in his initial duet with Micaëla. The American tenor, making his ENO debut, has an attractive timbre, without being overly bright at the top. Credit to him for an excellently delivered Flower Song, sensitively observing Bizet’s dynamic markings.
As José, the American tenor Eric Cutler has a commanding lyric voice, which he used with considerable accomplishment. His ‘Flower Song’ raised the emotional temperature and level of intimacy in Act Two… his singing was a fine expression of José’s mania and misery.
La Monnaie, September 2014
Eric Cutler offered an impressive, ruggedly heroic vocal portrayal of Apollo, clearly conceived to appeal to this Daphne as a handsome outdoorsy type.
Eric Cutler’s muscular Apollo shows him successfully graduating to Heldentenor status
The American tenor Eric Cutler stood out of the soloists for his phenomenal portrayal of the role of Apollo.
Place de l’Opera
Title role in Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Teatro Real de Madrid, May 2014
The title role fell to the American tenor Eric Cutler…His voice flowed smoothly…his high notes sounded clean and bright… His voice has a nice ring, always warmly phrased with intention.
Hoffmann, the poet, Eric Cutler sings with physical presence and a supple tenor sound. He sweeps like a whirlwind into the classrooms of academic drawing and shakes the cage of the society of knowledge.
Oper Frankfurt, April 2014
Eric Cutler, a fearless, lyrical Adolar.
Eric Cutler is righteous as Adolar with his strong tenor voice
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