Lucia di Lammermoor in Cincinnati

Photo: Philip Groshong

“In his company debut as Edgardo, Argentine tenor Santiago Ballerini displayed an ardent voice and a charismatic stage presence. His passion was believable. Who could resist his proposal, when he dropped to a knee, took out a ring and threw the box over his shoulder?

The couple’s Act I duet was magical. When Edgardo learned of Lucia’s death, his desperation was palpable in his final farewell, sung against a blood-red moon, “Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali” (“You have spread your wings to heaven.”)”

Cincinnati Business Courier

“Tenor Santiago Ballerini as Edgardo gave a performance that possessed the qualities of a future superstar on the opera world, with clarion-like power akin to Juan Diego Florez and the relaxed sensuality of Luciano Pavarotti.”

Classical Concert Reviews