"Canadian PETER BARCZA is a great Verdi baritone. As
the deformed court jester Rigoletto, he exuded tragedy with
a very focused voice and a huge range of vocal colour. The
most satisfying moments were the duets for Rigoletto and Gilda.
It is hard to imagine these being done better, as PETER BARCZA
and Joanna Cole went through a complete range of emotions."
Zealand Sunday Star-Times
BARCZA's memorable portrayal of Renato proved a valuable reminder
that Verdi's operas in performance grow in sophistication
when the oft-pivotal baritone character is played seriously,
not as an egregious stereotype."
was one sign of hope, the Germont, the Canadian baritone PETER
BARCZA, who has the top notes of a Verdi baritone..."
BARCZA's "Di Provenza il mar" was the high point
of the opera."
"As Macbeth, PETER BARCZA sang with unfailingly fine
tone and attention to the text."
BARCZA's handsome and resonantly sung Macbeth very much carried
was the most successful of the principal singers. He was strong
vocally and his portrayal of Amonasro, Aida's father, was
well focused and convincing."
BARCZA brought a robust, beautifully produced baritone to
the role of Enrico and proved a secure actor."
Enrico, Canadian baritone PETER BARCZA displays a strong,
sure voice. But even more noteworthy is his acting ability.
His every movement shows emotion....Lucia's and Enrico's scenes
together are wonderful to watch."
BARCZA (Belcore) is one of the best Donizetti baritones around,
with a wonderfully accurate, well-bound tone. No swaggering
BARCZA's singing revealed a mastery of bel canto technique
and a rich and confident sound."
"In many ways the star of the show was PETER BARCZA as
Malatesta. There aren't many baritones in the world who sing
Donizetti as well as BARCZA. His voice is solid, well-balanced
and well-focused, rich in quality. He sings a long, shapely
legato line, he sings coloratura superbly (not an aspirate
to be heard), and all the appoggiaturas are in place. He deserves
a medal for all this."
PETER BARCZA as Valentin, Marguerite's soldier-brother, galvanized
the dramatic action every time he appeared on stage. He is
gifted with a lustrous voice. He was a heroic figure and profoundly
"PETER BARCZA as Ulisse was physically and above all
vocally ideal for the role: a baritone voice of noble timbre
and even in all registers, with brilliant high notes, which
conquered the virtuoso passages brilliantly, exactly and with
"PETER BARCZA as the High Priest (Samson et Dalila) represented
evil with a great force of conviction."