“The event also marked the first Samson of Frank Porretta, ….Each of these firsts may be ticked off as a resounding success.”  Porretta, made a burly Samson in voice and bearing. The tenor, began by delivering "Arrêtez, ô mes frères" with clarion strength. He softened after Dalila's entrance, suggesting the vulnerability that would cause Samson's downfall. His seduction by Dalila in Act II was a gorgeous lyrical outpouring from both artists, capped by a ringing high B-flat from Porretta at the end of "Mon coeur."

Opera News (Pittsburgh Opera Samson)



“Her Cavaradossi was Frank Porretta,. With baritone vocal coloring – think Domingo more than Pavarotti – Porretta …had thrilling high notes, which he savored to his and the audience’s delight.”

LA Times (Tosca at Hollywood Bowl)



“Frank Porretta also commanded attention as Pollione. The tenor produced a huge sound that easily filled the voice-friendly acoustic of the theater. The weight of the vocalism, and the incisive thrust of Porretta's phrasing, hit the spot.”

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore Opera Norma)



“Porretta rose to the occasion with impassioned singing and acting. Porretta gave a beautifully finished performance with impressive high notes.”

Seattle Times (Seattle Opera Tosca)



Mr. Porretta’s General Manager is  Caroline Woodfield aT opus 3 Artists.


 

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