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Ollarsaba lends his "fine, resonant bass-baritone" to Kansas City "Carmen"

"Escamillo was sung by Richard Ollarsaba; I’ve seen him played more laddishly and crudely by some, heightening the contrast between himself and the erst-while respectable Don José; Ollarsaba looked and sang more gentlemanlike: a fine, resonant bass-baritone." Bachtrack

"Richard Ollarsaba portrayed the bullfighter, Escamillo, as a sort of dandy, with a solid baritone that lent about as much complexity to the role as the authors permit."


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