Carmen: Royal Opera House reviews

Nov | 30 | 2018

As Escamillo, Alexander Vinogradov brings a flourish to the toreador’s song.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times

Alexander Vinogradov’s Escamillo was rather the opposite {to Don Jose}. Russian basses seem rather in vogue for this role these days, and the resonance and richness of his voice was perhaps the best thing all evening in a largely unevenly sung production. His ‘Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre’ had considerable swagger.
Marc Bridle, Opera Today

With a bass voice as resounding and declamatory as a cymbal, Alexander Vinogradov’s vocal timbre makes it easy for the listener to understand why Carmen would want to hastily throw pestilent Don José away.
Sophia Lambton, Broadway World

Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov was a splendid bullfighter/lover.
William Hartston, Express