In Review: Barron as Kaspar in Virginia Opera's "Der Frieschütz


"Joseph Barron’s muscular bass-baritone and flair for dynamic phrasing made him a commanding Kaspar." -Opera News

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"Joseph Barron (Kaspar, the man under the devil's power who attempts to exchange his soul for Max's) likewise delivered a strong and convincing bass baritone and dramatic presence" -Virginia Gazette

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"Bass-baritone Joseph Barron made a snarling Kaspar, the doomed hunter who hopes to wiggle out of his own deal with the Devil by putting Max in his place. In his first aria, Barron hit the high staccato notes that punctuate the piece with grace and strength."

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"Bass-baritone Joseph Barron, whose performance elsewhere I admired [Role Debuts All Around in Intimate “Aida” – Glimmerglass Festival, July 23, 2012] made a strong impression as the villainous Kasper, both vocally and dramatically." -Opera Warhorses Read full review. "However, it was Joseph Barron, as Kasper, who stole the show for me. Not only is his bass-baritone voice clear and resounding, he also had a magnetic presence as the mysterious friend with sinister advice about the devil." -AltDaily.com

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