Production: Die Zauberflöte
Location: Dallas Opera
Credit:Photos by Karen Almond
“The magical scene stealer, Patrick Carfizzi as the lovesick Papageno, keeps the audience laughing. Carfizzi’s comic genius includes spontaneous interactions with the audience and delivering perfectly timed comic phrases.”
Marilee Vergati, examiner.com, April 21st, 2012
A notable bright spot…was the Papageno of Patrick Carfizzi. A master of movement and gesture whose grace seemed worthy of a trained dancer or mime, Carfizzi gave a brilliant rendition of the lovable bird-catcher. Whether in his arias, such as “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja,” or in ensembles such as “Bei Männern,” Carfizzi’s bass-baritone filled the hall with beautifully phrased German, elegant lyricism and compelling musicality.
Marcia J Citron, Opera News