"On Friday, I found myself enjoying Barbiere in Norton Hall mostly for the time-honored reasons. This is an opera that succeeds by not taking itself seriously, and while director Kathleen Smith Belcher promised social commentary in her program note, she mostly let the...


"Director Brian Staufenbiel gave the opera a fluid staging on Sean Riley’s set, which employed a series of moveable pieces. A stack of suitcases in the opening scene at Penn Station, along with a succession of arches and banquettes, were all put to use as elements of t...


"baritone Daniel Belcher is entirely believable as the the troubled patriarchal figure, and his commanding presence creates riveting tension. Belcher’s mellifluous voice is alternately strong and sensitive, and his musical nuance makes the plot resolution work."



"Daniel Belcher was an austere, yet sensitive and elegant sounding Melchior. His rendition of “Oh, Woman, You Can Keep That Gold,” was a real musical highlight of the performance."
-Opera Wire

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"The Magi offered complementary virtues...and, above all, ba...


"Daniel Belcher, baritone, gave a fine performance, presenting a conflicted American Consul Sharpless, torn between his personal sympathies and his ingrained Western biases." -KC Studio

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