Hi Rod, I want to thank you for introducing me, without being aware of it, to the great world of Opera. Today, I'm 16 but I have been exploring more and more of opera since I was four thanks to my mother. The coincidence is that one of my first operas in a DVD format included the performance at Zurich in 2001. Since I was 4 years old, this opera- specially this version- has become my inspiration to increasingly explore this great world of opera. Nowadays, although it may seem weird and out of the ordinary I listen to the recording non-stop. When I was 4, I skipped the boring parts, specially the arias where you weren't on stage. However, now I consider myself a real Don Giovanni fan and I know all of the scenes inside out, I even listen to it when I study for my A Levels. Thank you for being my model of Don Giovanni and my inspiration towards the whole world of Mozart and opera, expecting sometime to see you live in Spain. Alba Ribera, maybe not your number one fan but a Spaniard that is proud of being so enthusiastic of opera.
Alba Ribera Martínez, Spain

I just wanted to congratulate you on your performance of Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with Hillevi Martinpelto, Bryn Terfel, Susan McCulloch,et al. The combination of you and Martinpelto was absolutely wonderful. You can really tell from the DVD and hear from the CD that you all had great fun during this Nozze.
I really love your count, and hope to see it live on stage one day. Good luck with all your endeavors!
Kathleen Vermeulen, The Netherlands

I have had the privilege of hearing you perform for San Diego Opera's production of Don Carlo. I must say, your acting is great, and your singing...well, flawless. I am one of the Super Guards in Don Carlo and I must say it's a great thrill to hear you perform from the wings. You are so perfect for the role. I sincerely hope you will return to San Diego in the very near future.
Charles Kempf, USA

Dear Charles,
Wasn't that a marvelous Don Carlo? Everyone on stage - you included - gave their absolute best. It was a pleasure performing with you. I look forward to returning to San Diego as soon as possible!
RG


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