Tybalt, Roméo et Juliette

Annapolis Opera, 2012

Photo courtesy of Annapolis Opera

Photo courtesy of Annapolis Opera


One of the most interesting aspects of the production – one that some listeners may have found irritating – was the strength of the supporting characters. In several instances, the spectacular performances by secondary characters distracted our attention from the principals, so good these supporting performances were.

On the Capulet side of the argument, we had the exemplary Capulet of baritone Jimi James – authoritative and commanding; and then, even better, the ravishing sound of Rolando Sanz’s Tybalt. Sanz, a recent Grand Prize Winner of the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, demonstrated through his exemplary performance why he merited such an award with finality.

To put it bluntly, when Sanz was on stage, you didn’t listen to anyone else, so imposing a vocal presence he represented. A masterful portrayal of a key character in the tragedy.
David Lindauer, The Capital Gazette

Lyric tenor Rolando Sanz delivered a strong vocal and dramatic performance as Tybalt, and he also displayed impressive fencing expertise.
Mary Johnson, The Baltimore Sun