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ROSS BENOLIEL ~ BARITONE: Press

THE BLOODY CHAMBER - AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS AND OPERA ON TAP

"Mr. Benoliel’s suavely handsome voice matched his seductive stage presence."
THE BLOODY CHAMBER - AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS AND OPERA ON TAP

"Baritone Ross Benoliel exhibited textual clarity and a creepily understated approach to his character’s sleaze, nevertheless involving himself fearlessly in the more explicit erotic moments..."
EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM - CHORAL SOCIETY OF THE HAMPTONS (Baritone soloist)

"Ross Benoliel sang gloriously...The baritone solo of the third movement [was] delivered richly by Ross Benoliel..."
COSI FAN TUTTE - GRANITE STATE OPERA (Guglielmo)

"...Granite State Opera has been quite successful finding exciting baritones...Ross Benoliel brought a superb voice and fine acting to Così..."
TOSCA - NEW YORK CITY OPERA (Sciarrone)

"...Ross Benoliel as Sciarrone made [an] effective City Opera debut... "
LA BOHEME - ASH LAWN OPERA (Schaunard)

"Benoliel brought wit and bold facial expressions while sustaining warm vocal tones and (a) magnetic personalit(y), not to mention beautiful singing."
Melissa Sumner - Daily Progress
LA BOHEME - ASH LAWN OPERA (Schaunard)

"Ross Benoliel is the life of comic scenes..."
C-Ville Magazine
CARNEGIE HALL Oct. 2007

"I had been drawn to this program due to the participation of Ross Benoliel, a marvelously talented young baritone....I was again impressed with Mr. Benoliel's work, memorizing and performing with enthusiasm numerous relatively unknown songs in German."
POSTCARDS FROM EXOTIC PLACES

Mr. Benoliel was praised in this Merkur-Online review for his "astoundingly good German," "large voice" and "fresh reading" (of an Eisler song, "Marie, weine nicht.")....review in German. This concert will be brought to Carnegie Hall October 9th.
STRONGER THAN DARKNESS (Jorge Martin, composer)

"Of the vocal soloists for the program, I was most impressed by Mr. Benoliel, whose warm and well-focused baritone voice falls within my favorite vocal range. The other men were also very good, and the women as well, but Martin's music really gave Benoliel a chance to shine. I hope to hear him sing again. "
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

" Ross Benoliel is a charming and attractive Figaro, tossing off his famous aria with panache."
Steve Cohen - City Paper
COSI FAN TUTTE

"the forthright, sonorous baritone Ross Benoliel limned a...sensitive Guglielmo..."
David Shengold - City Paper