Recent Reviews

 

“Lynch’s rich baritone and vivid acting realises a compelling Shylock, his ‘Hath not a Jew eyes?’ stilled the auditorium.”  ~The Guardian 

“Lynch’s rich baritone and vivid acting realises a compelling Shylock, his ‘Hath not a Jew eyes?’ stilled the auditorium.”

 ~The Guardian 

(Opera News), Lester Lynch plays Porgy; soprano Alyson Cambridge, whose performances are “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” -2016

(Opera News), Lester Lynch plays Porgy; soprano Alyson Cambridge, whose performances are “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” -2016

‘Porgy and Bess,’ a Spoleto Festival USA Homecoming By JAMES R. OESTREICHMAY 29, 2016 "Standout performers were many: Lester Lynch as Porgy, the sturdy cripple, and Alyson Cambridge as Bess, the warmhearted (and here, warm-voiced) prostitute he loves; Courtney Johnson as Clara (who sang an ethereal “Summertime”); Victor Ryan Robertson, as Sportin’ Life, the “happy dust” dealer; and Eric Greene as Crown, Bess’s current lover, in a menacing portrayal. So menacing, in fact, that there were pockets of applause when Porgy broke Crown’s neck."

‘Porgy and Bess,’ a Spoleto Festival USA Homecoming
By JAMES R. OESTREICHMAY 29, 2016

"Standout performers were many: Lester Lynch as Porgy, the sturdy cripple, and Alyson Cambridge as Bess, the warmhearted (and here, warm-voiced) prostitute he loves; Courtney Johnson as Clara (who sang an ethereal “Summertime”); Victor Ryan Robertson, as Sportin’ Life, the “happy dust” dealer; and Eric Greene as Crown, Bess’s current lover, in a menacing portrayal. So menacing, in fact, that there were pockets of applause when Porgy broke Crown’s neck."

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"If it starts to sound like Falstaff is eclipsed by some of the surrounding players in this opera (Gordon Getty's PlumJack), it's certainly through no fault of Lester Lynch and his impressive, appropriately weighty baritone."

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" Lester Lynch was a pleasure to hear as Lescaut. Mr. Lynch has a ravishing, rolling baritone with power to spare, and excellent hook-up from top to bottom. His assured vocalizing was impressive and welcome."

                                                                                                                                                                   Opera Today

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"Lester Lynch gave a great performance as Amonasro, Ethiopia's king and Aida's father. He was so commanding a presence as a prisoner of war in the Triumphal Scene it was surprising no one suspected he was no ordinary prisoner."

                                                                                                                                   The Pittsburgh Tribune - Review

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"the American baritone Lester Lynch intones the Herald's pronouncements with clarion conviction."

                                                                                                                                                      The Chicago Tribune

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"Lester Lynch's Crown had all the belligerent and menacing qualities of a town bully and a big baritone voice to match."

                                                                                                                                                     The Washington Post

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"The young baritone Lester Lynch brought impeccable English diction and a powerful voice to Copland’s arrangements of the American songs “Simple Gifts” and “Zion’s Walls.”

                                                                                                                                                      The New York Times