Santa Fe Opera Festival (2005) Conductor : Montgomery Cast : Leerhuber Martinez Travis Set designer : Hernandez Costume designer : Heinreich
Santa Fe Reporter July 13, 2005
“You’ll hear the close-knit ensemble work the SFO is famous for. You’ll enjoy the same youthful energy and high spirits that made the Barber a star that first season in 1957 and remain very much alive 48 years later.” John Stege
Albuquerque Journal July 10, 2005
“Everyone is in for a good time when the Barber comes to town. From the moment Figaro comes bounding gleefully onto the stage, the laughter runs rampant in the new production of “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini at The Santa Fe Opera.” D.S. Crafts
Craig Smith The New Mexican July 4, 2005
The SFO production not only looked and sounded good, but was a fine ensemble effort; it left me wanting more rather than praying for the end of an act.”
L' OPERA settembre 2005
Il Barbiere di Siviglia è stato di stile tradizionale e vigoroso. il regista Stefano Vizioli ha creato un’azione costantemente spumeggiante, niente nell’allestimento è stato eccessivo o noioso.
Denver Post Fine ART critic
The company's sparkling if generally straightforward take on "Barber" proves to be a winner in nearly every way.. There is much to like about director Stefano Vizioli's staging. Kyle mac Millan
The Tribune July 15, 2005
Nothing's shaved in this stylish, comedic opera By Margaret M. Barela Effervescent music combines with high-spirited comedy to make the Santa Fe Opera's production of "The Barber of Seville" a fizzy, exhilarating experience. This visual simplicity allows the audience to shift focus to wherever the action occurs. Even those shifts seem artfully choreographed. For once, it's easy to know where to look without missing any of the great visual gags. What a pleasure. The unfolding gags, disguises, impersonations, slipped notes and misunderstandings provide fodder for a wonderful evening of entertainment.