Fidelio – Boston Baroque
“As Don Fernando, Brian Kontes brought a deep and powerful bass and resolute delivery to the crucial stanza in which he awarded Leonore the privilege of removing Floristan’s chains.”
Virginia Newes, Boston Musical Intelligencer
Turandot – San Diego Opera
“Brian Kontes offered a notably well sung Timur. Mr. Kontes has a rolling, charismatic bass with dusky overtones and wonderfully weighted presence.”
James Sohre, Opera Today
Le Nozze di Figaro – Pittsburgh Opera
“Brian Kontes delivered Dr. Bartolo’s vengeance aria with aplomb, reveling in his booming low notes along with the cleanly projected fast patter lines.”
Robert Croan, Opera News
Macbeth – Opera National de Lorraine
Brian Kontes revealed impressive depth with his long and generous range.
Concert Classic(Michel Le Naour)
With a dark bass and strong dramatic energy, Brian Kontes made a substantial and positive Banquo.
Opera News (David Shengold)
The Nose – Metropolitan Opera
…….promising and young making debut.
Opera News (David Shengold)
Don Giovanni – New York City Opera
Brian Kontes was an imposing Commendatore.
The Wall Street Journal (Heidi Waleson)
La Boheme – Opera Hong Kong
…special mention to Brian Kontes as Colline whose voice has great character and warmth.
Paying Patron Perspective (Satoshi)
La Navarraise – New York City Opera
The father, Brian Kontes, is a regular at the Metropolitan Opera, and his paternal pleadings……..were heartfelt and generous.
Concertonet.com (Harry Rolnick)
La Sonnambula – Opera Orchestra of New York
She acted flirty with Rodolfo and haughty with her scorned lover, Alessio, sung well here by Brian Kontes.
New York Times (Vivian Schweitzer)
2007 George London Competition Finals
Brian Kontes…was superb in Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni from “La Sonnambula”. He is one of those singers that need only one note to prove the excellence of his instrument. He navigated what is essentially a cavatina-cabaletta combination with notable fluidity.
New York Sun(Fred Kirshnit)
Don Giovanni – Seattle Opera
Brian Kontes proved an engaging Leporello.
Seattle Times (Melinda Bargreen)
Thais – Opera Theater of Saint Louis
Brian Kontes was a sonorous Palemon.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
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