“This L’Orfeo production embodied so many elements that a good opera with a good story should have. . . several brilliant singers, most notably the talented lead baritone Conor McDonald as Orfeo. He could give the mythological Orfeo a run for his lyre. A powerful lead must carry a powerful opera, and he did it exceptionally well . . . It takes a long time for Orfeo to reach Hell, or the “City of Pain.” Even with his immense musical talent and charm-inducing lyre, he has to navigate a lot of obstacles, and McDonald with his baritone voice and giant lyre conquers them all. McDonald is not a big man, but he owns a big voice and a huge stage presence.” – Oregon ArtsWatch
McDonald "brilliant" in OrpheusPDX "L'Orfeo"
Updated: May 9