Sunday, October 30, 2005


Don Alonso  
"...dignified, distinctive coloring."
Opera News 
Der Sturm live Concertgebouw recording awarded 2012 International Classical Music Award in Opera Category 

Baron Ochs
"...excellent, low notes and up, and captured the role of a boorish oaf, one still capable of earning the viewer’s sympathy."
Herald Times 27Feb2012

"Baron Ochs played by the bass, Ethan Herschenfeld, was great. His voice echoed throughout the hall with some of the deepest notes I have heard at a musical performance. One more thing to note is that I have always found that it takes some good acting to play an antagonist within a theatrical work and he pulls it off quite well." 5Mar2012

Fafner (Siegfried)
"...significative le prestazioni di Joachim Seipp, Alberich; Ethan Herschenfeld, Fafner e Mette Ejsing, Erda..."
Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno 19June2010

"Positive le prestazioni del basso Ethan Herschefeld (Fafner)..." 20June2010

Sparafucile, Basilio, De Beque
"Il piu agguerrito e temperamentoso nella vocalita e il basso Ethan Herschenfeld che ben si distreggia col musical South Pacific, un tempo cavallo di battaglia del celebre basso Ezio Pinza, e che ora Herschenfeld fa suo con canto elegante; poi nel duetto "Pari siamo" dal Rigoletto verdiano, e un intenso Sparafucile, ricco di un bel timbro profondo con un discreto fraseggio che spicca nella successiva "Calunnia" del Barbiere. "
L'Opera Aprile 2009

Judge Turpin
"Apice dell'ambiguo e la fortissima scena del perfido giudice Turpin (Ethan Herschenfeld) che mentre sbircia la sua protetta Johanna, giacula e si fustiga, brama e si batte, finge pentimento e si da piacere."
Libero 24 March 2009

"...eccezionale...giudice di Ethan Herschenfeld (che sembra Christopher Lee in Dracula)..."
Classic Voice Aprile 2009
(il mio bisnonno e immigrato a New York dalla Transylvania, makes sense with my Transylvanian roots)

"Ethan Herschenfeld brought a dramatic physical and vocal presence to Judge Turpin."
American Record Guide

"Ethan Herschenfeld was clarion in voice and emotional affect as the morally despicable Judge Turpin."
The Blade, Toledo Ohio

Don Basilio
"Bass Ethan Herschenfeld is well-suited for the role of Basilio, Rosina's music teacher and Bartolo's confidante. His defining number, 'La calunnia,' flows like dark chocolate."
The Greenville News March 2008

" nostra preferenza va...a Ethan Herschenfeld (Leporello)..."
La Provincia di Como

"...the strapping bass Ethan Herschenfeld made an impact in the role."
The New York Times

"...Ethan Herschenfeld made the most of it, giving a sharp portrait of a dark, wounded spirit."
The New Yorker

"...Ethan Herschenfeld gave a commendable performance of the role with his rich bass-baritone sound."
Opera Japonica Reports

Don Fernando
"... the uniformly effortless sound of the men (especially bass Ethan Herschenfeld, whose Fernando is a smooth-talking pol); and everyone's elegant, rounded phrases made for endearingly intimate music."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Butt the Hoopoe / Butt the Busdriver
"The large cast was consistently impressive. Among the standouts...Ethan Herschenfeld as the mechanical bird Butt the Hoopoe."
The New York Times

"Ethan Herschenfeld (Butt), Joel Sorensen (Snooty Buttoo), Ryan MacPherson (Iff) and Wilbur Pauley (Mali) were consistently engaging as the most colorful of the exotics..."
New York Observer

"What an amazing cast.They were all passionately committed to the difficult score but none more so than Ethan Herschenfeld as both Butt the bus driver and Hoopoe. He seemed to be singing all of Wuorinen's notes and expressively so.He is a young and very promising singer."

The New Yorker

"powerful voice..."
Indo-Asian News Service

King Zuoxian
"Ethan Herschenfeld, a booming basso. A singer of imposing stature, impressive voice."
The New York Times

"Herschenfeld sings a heart-wrenching finale."
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

"Herschenfeld is a true creature of the stage."
Yediot Ahronot, Tel Aviv

"The kudos belong to Ethan Herschenfeld for an Osmin whose low notes are still resonating on the Tsai Center stage and whose portrayal made you sorry he didn't get the girl."
Theater Mirror, Boston

"Herschenfeld gives you goose bumps."
Ha'Aretz, Tel Aviv

"Herschenfeld's brilliant portrayal of Hunding as a simple minded exterminator was a hilarious portrayal of a loveless husband and a lousy lover."
Wagner Society, New York

"Emozionanti le voci del tenore Christian Elsner, del basso Ethan Herschenfeld e del soprano Anna-Katharina Behnke, sul palco rispettivamente Siegmund, Hunding e Sieglinde."

"Buona la prestazione dell’aitante basso Ethan Herschenfeld nel ruolo di Hunding, sposo di Sieglinde e antagonista di Siegmund. "

"...cupo e amaro lo Hunding di Ethan Herschenfeld."

"Eccellenti le voci, in particolare il sestetto dei protagonisti..."

" impressive..."
Gay City News

"Herschenfeld's Commendatore had gravitas."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"le Commandeur d’Ethan Herschenfeld, faisant étalage de sa grande voix noire de basse, donne un relief saisissant au spectre qui s'invite au dîner." Opera Royal, Versailles

"Bass Ethan Herschenfeld was an imposing, large-voiced Commendatore…he was an awesome presence."
Daily Progress, Charlottesville

"...bass Ethan Herschenfeld (Abimelech) sings a strong aria before being summarily dispatched by Samson..."
The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaii

Cardinal Brogni
"Herschenfeld demonstrated a well-controlled basso down to some of the lowest notes in the score and acted so well with his voice."


beethoven: rocco, don fernando
bellini: giorgio, oroveso
boito: mefistofele
borodin: konchak
donizetti: raimondo
lam: king zuoxian (created role)
mozart: commendatore, osmin, sarastro
mussorgsky: pimen, varlaam
ponchielli: alvise
puccini: colline, simone
gounod: mephistopheles
rimsky: tsar dodon
rossini: basilio
saint-saëns: abimelech, old hebrew
tchaikovsky: gremin
verdi: banquo, ferrando, fiesco, guardiano, inquisitor, sparafucile
wagner: fafner, fasolt, hunding, marke, gurnemanz
weill: frank maurrant
wourinen: butt the hoopoe (created role)

beethoven: symph no.9
handel: messiah
haydn: creation, seasons, theresienmesse
mozart: requiem, vesperae solennes
rittenhouse: vision of the apocalypse
rossini: stabat mater
verdi: requiem

Saturday, October 29, 2005


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