Congratulations to Andrei Bondarenko, Enrique Mazzola and Vincenzo Taormina, participating in this year’s Glyndebourne on Tour.
Congratulations to Askonas Holt artists Andrei Bondarenko, Enrique Mazzola and Vincenzo Taormina, participating in this year’s Glyndebourne on Tour.
On Saturday night Vincenzo sang Marcello in the first night of La Bohème in Glyndebourne. Critics wrote “Baritone Vincenzo Taormina is superb as Marcello his voice matched by his excellent acting…”
Sunday night saw Andrei Bondarenko giving his UK, role and Glyndebourne debut as Dr Malatesta in Don Pasquale conducted by Enrique Mazzola.
First reviews were equally good for both of them:
“Enrique Mazzola conducts with firm, crisp phrasing and plenty of bounce.[…] But most striking of all is Andrei Bondarenko, winner of the song prize at Cardiff Singer of the World this year. This young Ukrainian baritone, resident at the Mariinsky Opera in St Petersburg, […] an artist in the making. His Malatesta = a vividly impersonated con man = was sung with both seductive charm and a coolly sinister edge. Bondarenko returns to Glyndebourne next summer to sing Marcello in La Bohème: remember his name, as I guess he is going places.”(Rupert Christiansen for the Telegraph)
Glyndebourne on Tour has performances of La Bohème and Don Pasquale in Glyndebourne, Woking, New Victoria Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, Norwich, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Theatre Royal and New Wimbledon Theatre. For more detailed information please visit the Glyndebourne website.