"Young American Artist (YAA) at Glimmerglass Matthew Pearce, stepped in at the last minute to play Don José and was admirable. His singing of the “Flower Song” was both moving and beautiful. Throughout, he was particularly effective in conveying the way his love for Carmen basically destroyed his life. . . As the toreador Escamillo, baritone Richard Ollarsaba was handsome, agile, and sang with great style and assurance. . . energetically led by Glimmerglass music director Joseph Colaneri"