In Review: Lugo and McEuen in Virginia Opera's "Turandot"



"Ricardo Lugo’s huge bass perfectly fits Timur, the blind, banished king of Tartary and Calaf’s long-lost father." -The Virginian-Pilot

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"Rounding out the quartet of principals, Ricardo Lugo was excellent in the small but important role of Timur, Calàf’s blind and aging father, interpreting it with honor and dignity with his expressive bass virtually radiating age, sorrow and experience. . . Enthusiastically sung by baritone Keith Brown, and tenors Ian McEuen and Joseph Gaines respectively, this trio of Chinese bureaucratic flunkies lightens the mood while also providing a touch of political satire to the proceedings."-Communities Digital News


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"Bass Ricardo Lugo (Timur) was vocally commanding and easily captured his every moment on stage. Keith Brown (Ping), Ian McEuen (Pang) and Joseph Gaines (Pong) were vocally effective in their quasi-comic relief roles." -The Virginia Gazette

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