Bel Cantanti Opera Company presents the Offenbach classic Les contes d’Hoffmann this March. John will be singing the roles of Luther and Crespel, as well as appearing as a robot and a character resembling La traviata’s Marchese D’Obigny (during the Giulietta act). Here’s the cast list so you can get to know everyone else!

Hoffmann – Lindell O. Carter

Stella/Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta – Mizuho Takeshita

Lindorf/Coppeliús/Miracle/Dapertutto – Cody Müller

Muse/Nicklausse/Ghost – Claire Galloway Weber

Andres/Nathanaël/Spalanzani/Frantz/Pittichinaccio – Michael Dodge

Luther/Crespel – John T.K. Scherch

Hermann/Schlemil – Eric Gramatges

Performances will be Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available here.

Full review

OPERA NEWS had high praise for Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s production of Richard Strauss’s Die schweigsame Frau (performed in English as The Silent Woman), and especially for John’s performance as Vanuzzi, the head of the onstage opera company. The article requires a subscription to read, but the important part is copied below!

“[The lower voices] enacted the three supporting opera singers with glee, Scherch’s resonant bass tones outstanding among his peers.”