Variety, 25. Sept. 2005
Opera News, Dez. 2005
Der Standard, 10./11. September
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Never straining in nearly three hours onstage, Ramin Dustdar's Hoffmann bounces from explosive to tender to ridiculous in a triumphant tour de force. Capitalizing on his versatile, expressive face (those big brown eyes speak volumes!) and sublimely sweet tenor, Dustdar is physically abandoned, eloquent and heartrending. He sings most of his difficult music exactly as Offenbach wrote it, and many an opera singer could learn nuances of interpretation, phrasing, and pointers on vocal technique from his bravura perf.
Swarthy, handsome Ramin Dustdar sings most of Hoffmann’s music as written, in a sweet, plangent pop tenor. Dustdar commands the action with his uninhibited physicality, versatile, expressive face and a pair of eyes that twinkle with joy and burn with sorrow and disillusion.