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On “The Future is Now” Adler Fellows Concert 2009, San Francisco

 “On his way probably to Berlin, and then to many big cities with big opera houses. And that’s because the young tenor has a big voice and an even bigger talent. The Mexico City native has already made the rounds in Los Angeles, Oslo, Hamburg, and Munich, but what we heard tonight was a clear indication of things to come. Lomeli brought the house down twice at the Herbst Theater The Future is Now exit concert for the 2009 Adler Fellows: first, with a ultra-romantic, charming ‘O soave fanciulla,’ serenading Leah Crocetto, a Mimi equal to this memorable Rodolfo; and then as an intense, dramatic, big-voiced Edgardo, with ‘Tombe degli avi miei’ from Lucia di Lammermoor.”

Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice 

 


On Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Detroit Opera

“[Lomelí] had the most surprising voice of the night – a strong and beautiful tenor – and possessed a quiet dignity.”

Yana Levovna, Mi Estilo Magazine 

 


On Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio), San Francisco Opera

 “Lomeli, who is being groomed as a future Pavarotti, possessed all the natural, youthful exuberance and shining upper range of an ideal Rinuccio.”

Jason Victor Serinus, American Record Guide 

 


On Faust, Madison Opera

 “Madison offered some excellent singing. As Faust himself, Mexican tenor David Lomelí displayed an intrinsically attractive timbre with a forward placement that is beautifully suited to the French idiom. Lomeli has a tone that acquires an exciting ping above the staff, and he executed the notoriously difficult diminuendo of ‘Salut! Demeure’ admirably.”

Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News 

 


On a performance with the North Czech Philharmonic

“This is a great time to see Lomelí, who has the pipes to be a major star but is still at a point in his career where he hasn’t forgotten where he came from.”
Frank Kuznik, The Prague Post

 “The sold-out auditorium of the Prague State Opera (Státní opera Praha) welcomed on Wednesday the Mexican tenor David Lomeli in recital accompanied by the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice (Severočeská filharmonie Teplice) conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe. Lomeli is with his 28 years a rising opera star what he confirmed by this Prague debut.

Although by critics considered as a successor of his countrymen Rolando Villazón, he can be rather likened to another Mexican, Ramón Vargas. As Vargas, Lomelí has a voice somewhere between heroic and lyric tenor with sure heights and mostly lyric repertoire.  The recital was based on music by Italian (Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti) and French (Gounod) composers and Spanish zarzuelas in its second part – an affinity which Lomelí has in common with his teacher Plácido Domingo.”

Vladimír Říha, Právo 


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