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   What the press and critics say about Ivan Amaro:

…"Ivan Amaro, a seasoned baritone originally from Peru, had a sharp sense of Figaro's situation,as a man relatively comfortable as an upper domestic, as long as his own domesticity is respected and left intact, but, if violated, his hot feelings will drive him to approach the limits of decorum. Seemingly betrayed by Susanna, his newly rediscovered parents give him an excuse to regress into helpless puerility. And in this Mr. Amaro creates quite an amusing Figaro. His voice is dark and full, and he uses it to project Figaro's earthiness and relative simplicity, but his burnished top enabled him to make the most of his more lyric expressions. " 
Michael Miller,
The Berkshire Review for the Arts, Williamstown, NY

…"Ivan Amaro, who sang Don Alfonso, showed an elegant sense of melodic line and an attractive lyrical voice with a rich bottom, sparkling highlights and a tight, discreet vibrato, which reminded me of one of my operatic heroes, Tito Gobbi. His “Tutti accusan le donne” was especially fine, sung with conviction at an unusually urgent tempo. " 
Michael Miller,
The Berkshire Review for the Arts, Williamstown, NY

…"Ivan Amaro was terrific as Don Alfonso, the instigator who stirs the pot and keeps it boiling. One of Amaro’s early lines in the opera is “I Speak With Authority,” and he also sings with authority. His recitative, “He Ploughs The Seas,” was as powerful as a big aria. He also joined the sisters for a beautiful performance of “May The Wind Blow Gently,” one of the loveliest trios in all of opera. " 
Bill Rice,
Daily Gazzette, Schenectady, NY

…"Despite the exquisite rottenness of his character, Ivan Amaro as Enrico knows his way around heavenly cadence with his very persuasive, world class bass-baritone." 
Jean Bartlett,
Pacifica Tribune, San Francisco

…"Ivan Amaro played Lord Enrico with zest and a rich voice" 
Edward Ortiz,
The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento

…"We have left the comments about Papageno, performed by Ivan Amaro, for the end…we want to fill him with compliments for his total understanding and interpretation of the character, his exceptional communication with the audience, he is very expressive in his body language and variety of vocal expression; it was a delight to hear him, and see him enjoying his character" 
M.Cuadros Bar,
El Comercio, Lima

…"Le Nozze di Figaro, an auspicious debut…the debutant Ivan Amaro (The Count) exhibited a very well-timbered and vibrant masculine voice, and also quite good scenic skill…" 
A.Yori, 
El Comercio, Lima

…"One of the best national singers: The baritone Ivan Amaro". 
El Comercio, Lima

In The Merry Widow, as Njegus: …"Ivan Amaro showed us his magnificent comic gift". 
A. Yori, 
El Comercio, Lima

…."The premiere of Xerxes was a success….Ivan Amaro, who performed Elviro (one of Leporello's ancestors) definitely has excellent skill as comic actor." 
A. Yori, 
El Comercio, Lima

…Ivan Amaro: a solid promise of our national operatic singing." 
Gestion, Lima

…"Amaro is very musical, he sings with intelligence and good taste…he fits perfectly with the Papageno role… he sang two Bellini arias with finesse; tenderly emoting, Vecchia Zimarra." 
A. Yori, 
El Comercio, Lima

…"Amaro interpreted several arias and ariettas for basso cantante, quite properly (although that was not his fach)…making a great demonstration of his vocal talent, notable musical ability and excellent interpretation, especially in the arias O tu Palermo, the two Papageno arias and the beautiful Onegin aria." 
Callao, Callao

…"The baritone Ivan Amaro has particular afinity for the mozartian repertoire,…he has excellent histrionic skill… in the brilliant aria Non più andrai, we appreciate his good diction, and an elegant sobriety that did not affect in any sense the interpretation of the character, and his level of communication with the audience is really good." 
J. Quezada Macchiavello, 
El Comercio, Lima

…"Ivan Amaro has a beautiful voice, he is very musical, he phrases very well, his diction is excellent and handles perfectly all languages…he manages admirably well the American musical comedy genre… His best interpretations were: The song Of thee I sing by George Gershwin, Tevye's song from Fiddler on the Roof and the lied "Los Tres Húsares" by our national composer Alfonso de Silva…my sincere and enthusiastic congratulations…" 
A. Yori, 
El Comercio, Lima

In the Peasant Cantata: …"Ivan Amaro made a great show-off of his vocal talent."
J. Quezada Macchiavello, 
El Comercio, Lima

…"Ivan Amaro showed the romantic side of opera to great advantage as he sang Donizetti's Cruda, funesta smania from Lucia de Lamermoor". 
B. Levy,
The Record, the News and the Owl, Long Island

…"We have appreciated the versatility and professionalism of Ivan Amaro. He has a quite proper way to perform the buffo style in opera, and at the same time the American musical comedy, German lieder and French melodies." 
J. Quezada Macchiavello, 
El Comercio, Lima

…"Ivan Amaro's strong baritone made for a noteworthy Sacristan…he was quite at ease and seemed to enjoy every moment on stage." 
T. Lenihan and N. Pantano, 
Boro Park Community News, Brooklyn

" Ivan Amaro's vibrant basso made Count Monterone a chilling and mournful figure." 
N. Pantano, 
Boro Park Community News, Brooklyn

"...Baritone Ivan Amaro from Peru, wowed the crowd with "If I were a rich man" from Fiddler on the Roof" 
J. Lucky, 
The Two River Times, New Jersey

 

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