In the title role, Michael Nansel exhibited an exceptionally vivid and powerful baritone, and he swaggered and blundered with engaging unself-consciousness.
Nansel sang with alternating steel and velvet, encountering few difficulties with his role’s perilously high tessitura.
In the title role, baritone Michael Nansel proved to be a marvelous Figaro, with a robust voice and a great sense of comedy.
...the utter beauty of his voice, harnessed with exceptional technique, was coupled with fine acting and stage presence.
...the top banana is unquestionably Michael Nansel.
...particularly Michael Nansel’s finely sung and nuanced Giovanni, who came across as the consummate sexual predator — powerful, charming and amoral.