photo © Otak Jump, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, West Bay Opera 2015

photo © Otak Jump, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, West Bay Opera 2015

“Tenor Michael Desnoyers’s solos were beautiful and direct.”

SF Classical Voice (Soloist * Mozart Requiem and Vespers)

Michael Desnoyers’ nimble, fluid tenor enlivened his appearance as the faithful shepherd Eumaeus

San Francisco Chronicle (Eumete * Ulisse)

 

“Tenor Michael Desnoyers as Eumete the Shepherd looked like he could have walked over from one of the Burning Man sculpture studios next door and he sang with sweet, unforced beauty all afternoon. His paean to being a sheepherder in the country rather than a royal sycophant in the palace was genuine and moving.

SF Civic Center (Eumete * Ulisse)

 

In the lead role of her husband, Christian convert Poliuto, tenor Michael Desnoyers shared a beautifully produced, even voice whose palpable sincerity and flawless legato seemed ideally suited to Mozart.”

SF Classical Voice (Poliuto * Poliuto)

 

“Michael Desnoyers (...) sang Poliuto with heroic spirit and a sweet, well-projected lyric tenor.”

Iron Tongue of Midnight (Poliuto * Poliuto)

 

“Tenor Michael Desnoyers did a splendid job in the title role (…) sounding sweet and unforced.”

SF Civic Center (Poliuto * Poliuto)

 

“Tenor Michael Desnoyers gave an articulate, firm-voiced performance in the title role.

San Jose Mercury News (Poliuto * Poliuto)

 

“Tenor Mike Desnoyers clearly had a great time with Filenia, the nurse (…) hilarious and sang with character and verve.

Iron Tongue of Midnight (Filenia * La Cleopatra)

 

"Belmonte (Desnoyers) arrived rowing his own boat and opens the opera with a very difficult aria, “Hier Soll Ich Dich Denn Sehen,” sung beautifully. His tenor is rich and resonant. "

Los Altos Town Crier (Belmonte * Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

 

"The vocal winner, from a truly excellent principal cast, is tenor Michael Desnoyers, whose crystal-clear timbre as Lord Tolloller contrasts with the edgier baritone of his friend Lord Mountararat"

Opera News (Lord Tolloller * Iolanthe CD)

 

"Chris Uzelac and Michael Desnoyers are terrific, singing and dancing fetchingly as men or believably beauteous would-be females."

San Francisco Classical Voice (Cyril * Princess Ida)

 

"Desnoyers develops a fascinating character in Nanki-Poo, giving the young man enough humor to see why he is adored by women of all ages."

San Jose Mercury News (Nanki-Poo * The Mikado)

 

"Desnoyers did NOT disappoint, his tenor as clear and crisp and his comedic timing was better than most I’ve seen"

Synchronized Chaos (Pedrillo * Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

 

"Desnoyers sang Don Ottavio, bringing great vocal beauty and technical security to Ottavio’s two big arias."

San Francisco Classical Voice (Don Ottavio * Don Giovanni)

 

"Desnoyers was warm and bright as Don Ottavio, and he sang "Il mio tesoro" with beauty."

Opera Tattler (Don Ottavio * Don Giovanni)