‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at Riverbend Opera Company at the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center
by Karim Doumar on June 1, 2015
"Thomas Beard, who played Michonnet, Adriana’s stage director was sensational. In his aria Ecco il monologo, his baritone soared and quivered perfectly as he sang with the excitement and pain necessary to portray his love for Adriana and the sorrow at the fact that it is an unreturned love. Beard’s performance was extremely emotional. He and Chavez had great chemistry both as fellow actors and as fellow singers. Beard showed the quality of his voice when, at the end of the opera, while consoling Lecouvreur on what she thought was a rejection from her lover, his voice continued to be exquisite ......"