Rodolfo, La bohème

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra


“Tenor Rolando Sanz was bursting with energy and joie de vivre as the bohemian poet, Rodolfo, and [with Talamantes] made a compellingly sympathetic pair of lovers, struggling with the ups and downs of their relationship. Sanz did a splendid job of straddling the devil-may-care world of his Parisian artistic community with the pathos of a bereft lover. He has a big, smooth and expressive tenor, which he used both intelligently and dramatically (not always the same thing). Perhaps most importantly, he has a gift of commanding attention on stage even when he isn’t doing anything. Much of the drama of this opera lies in the slow convergence of these two personalities and Sanz’s character has the furthest to go.”
Joan Reinthaler, Washington Classical Review