"Roland Wood is deeply impressive as the initially wronged, then finally vengeful, Renato. He begins with a shy, geeky kind of charm, but grows into the darker demands of the role as they arise and has a roughly attractive baritone sounds that plays well against his two co-stars."TORONTO STAR, 'Un ballo in maschera'

"Baritone Roland Wood made a fine Renato, especially in those moments when Verdi allowed him to portray the anguish of a man betrayed by the woman he still loves." THE GLOBE AND MAIL, 'Un ballo in maschera'

"As Renato, Roland Wood offers a rich and authoritative sound, his jovial tone of the first act hiding a stormier one that comes to the fore with volcanic intensity in the opera's final act. This is divine singing, moving one out of the realm of the constant thinking the production demands and into the pure realm of feeling, nay, being itself." BROADWAYWORLD.COM, 'Un ballo in maschera' 

"As Renato, baritone Roalnd Wood gave a magnificent performance. A fine actor, he wielded his huge, rich voice with great sensitivity and succeeded in making Renato the opera's most interesting character." OPERA NEWS

"...the comedy factor was high, due in large part to Mr Wood's brilliant Papageno. A fine comic actor, he fitted the part like a glove, even managing to do a Morecambe and Wise take-off with ease. His rich baritone voice was a treat, too".
MAIL ON SUNDAY, 'The Magic Flute'

"At the heart of this dizzy farrago was an extraordinary impersonation of Eric Morecambe by the Papageno, Roland Wood."
THE INDEPENDENT, 'The Magic Flute'

October 2018



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