Bel Canto at Caramoor, 2011
"Tenor Rolando Sanz brought a bright vocal quality and a menacing look to Rodolphe, the captain of Gesler’s guard."
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal
"As Gesler's chief baddie Rodolphe, the Rossini lookalike Rolando Sanz showcased a good line in smirks and a strong tenor."
David Shengold, Opera Magazne
"Smaller roles were filled with fine singing and great verve. I particularly enjoyed the swaggering sneer (and tenor voice) of Rolando Sanz."
Arlene Judith Klotzko, ConcertoNet
"Baritone Scott Bearden’s Gesler and tenor Rolando Sanz’s Rodolphe are wonderfully sneering invaders."
David A. Rosenberg, The Stamford Times
"Rolando Sanz sang an appropriately elegant villain in Rodolphe, captain of Gesler’s guard."
Michael Miller, New York Arts
"Rolando Sanz and Scott Bearden made vivid Austrian villains."
Eli Jacobson, Gay City News
"As Melchtal père, murdered early in the proceedings, bass Jeffrey Beruan was impressive, as were tenor Brian Downen, a fisherman, baritone Michael Nyby, a shepherd and tenor Rolando Sanz, as a nasty henchman of Gesler."
Richard Traubner, Musical Criticism
"Vocal standouts included tenor Rolando Sanz and basses Jeffrey Beruan and Nicholas Masters. All three later also stood out with supporting roles in the opera."
"Holding down the male contingent in polished fashion were Jeffrey Beruan as a Swiss peasant of so noble a vocal utterance that any tyrant would murder him, Scott Bearden as the execrable, utterly enjoyable tyrant, Gesler (aka the motherf***er with the hat), Rolando Sanz as Gesler’s brutally grinning hit–man, and Nicholas Masters as the deepest voiced of Tell and Arnold’s co–conspirators.
To re–encounter the talents of Messers Beruan, Bearden, Sanz and Masters after last month’s Pinafore and it’s pre–concerts is one of the joys of a Caramoor summer. Young talent on the march!"
John Yolahem, Parterre