Press for La Ceneretola
Barnaby Rea’s grand bass gives him weight and gravitas as Alidoro, the prince’s tutor, who rescues Cenerentola from the cinders.
George Hall, The Stage
Barnaby Rea’s Alidoro was solemn and majestic, deploying an expansive bass that soared over the orchestra. The little gleam in Rea’s eye made him just that little more human.
Dominic Lowe, Bach track
...Barnaby Rea is an imposing Alidoro, the enigmatic tutor who sets our heroine on her way.
Mark Valencia, Whats on Stage
... the philosopher Alidoro, splendidly sung and portrayed here by Barnaby Rea, who delivered a very stylish soliloquy Là del ciel nell’arcano profondo (In the mysterious depths of heaven).
Mark Ronan, MarkRonan.com
Barnaby Rea used his resonant bass well as the philosopher Alidoro who serves as both tutor to Ramiro and fairy-godmother to Angelina.
Claire Seymour, Opera Today
... and Barnaby Rea a sonorous Alidoro.
Clare Colvin, Sunday Express
Barnaby Rea showed a voice of huge potential as Alidoro.
Alexander Campbell, Classical Source
Barnaby Rea has a rich bass.
Claudia Pritchard, Culture Whisper
Barnaby Rea’s sonorous Alidoro, reasonably fluent in his bravura aria, cultivated a conspiratorial rapport with the audience.
Hugh Canning, Opera Magazine
Rea has a good stage presence and a sonorous bass.
Howard Shepherdson, Limelight Magazine
Barnaby Rea proves an excellent singer and actor as Alidoro.
Sam Smith, musicomh.com
Rea sang Alidoro with quiet dignity and strength, rising above the chaos he lets loose. Rea delighted us with his big Act One solo, singing with great warmth and charm.
Robert Hugill, planethugill.com