Candide (Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss)
Aspen Opera Theater Center
(Aspen, CO) - 2013
"As Pangloss, baritone Adrian Rosales narrates the story, exchanging his Voltaire wig for a black cap to become the teacher. It’s a lot to do, and Rosales keeps up with it."The Aspen Times July 12, 2013
The Rape of Lucretia (Tarquinius)
(Boston, MA) - 2013
As Tarquinius, baritone Adrian Rosales struck an appropriately arrogant and threatening presence. His vibrant voice and keen acting made palpable the most sinister scenes in the opera. He chased the frightened Lucretia all around the stage, pinning her to the wall, his hands groping her body as well as his own. The rape scene that followed was simply terrifying.
Boston Classical Review October 19, 2013
...Baritone Adrian Rosales’s stout Tarquinius. Rosalies’s comedic physicality, including his wing-flapping cuckold and his
ride to Rome (itself a dark premonition of the rape that he will commit when he gets there), elicited audible laughter from the audience....Unlike most productions, the act is not understated,subtle or mediated by some false measure of Lucretia’s lust. Tarquinius’s interruption of Lucretia’s dream is intrusive, violent and abrupt. He chases her around the stage; in his anger he slowly pulls her down from a pedestal of chairs, tosses her about the stage and violates her. The scene is awkward, appalling and terrifying to watch—it is a rape.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer October 20, 2013