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Joe Cadagin
Opera News, May 2017

SOTELO, M.: Público (El) (Teatro Real, 2015) (NTSC) BAC134
SOTELO, M.: Público (El) (Teatro Real, 2015) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) BAC534

Of the two leading male roles, baritone José Antonio López, as Enrique, makes a stronger impression. There’s high-strung desperation in his vocal and bodily performances, and he exposes his character’s vulnerability in delicate falsetto lines. Bass-baritone Thomas Tatzl, as Gonzalo, is at his best when he transforms into a crucified Christ, reflected four times by enormous mirrors. His wide vibrato suits the quivering voice of Jesus—warm and forgiving, but also broken and beaten. © 2017 Opera News Read complete review

James H. North
Fanfare, March 2017

Tenor Josep Miquel Ramón (I think it’s him) has a magnificent aria, “Amor, amor, amor,” reminiscent of a muezzin’s call to prayer from the top of a minaret. …Both ladies are effective; Isabella Gaudí is particularly dramatic as Juliet in her tomb with the horses. The orchestral accompaniment can be loud and violent, but it does have a few moments of quiet beauty. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

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