October 21, 2017


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“As Tom Wingfield, Christopher Pfund moves easily between narration and action, and his attractive tenor helps define a sympathetic character, torn between his allegiance to his mother and sister and his desire to break free of them”

New York Times
“The Troubles of a Family, Intimately and Operatically”
Allen Kozinn

“Tenor Christopher Pfund seemed almost to enjoy (perversely, I’m sure!) his role as a swan being roasted on the tavern’s spit. It’s really a terrific vocal description of such an action, and he was thoroughly convincing! As he left the stage at the end of his scene, he waved disgustedly at the audience (and musicians) and who could blame him? It drew an appreciative chuckle from the full house.”

“Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus at Severance Hall”
Kelly Ferjutz

“And in the murderously high tenor number portraying the swan being roasted and served, Christopher Pfund let the poor bird’s agonies burn into his voice. In the sound, you could see it all.”

Charlotte Observer
“Orchestra revels in medieval fun”
Steven Brown

“Tenor Christopher Pfund makes a brief but memorable appearance as a roasting swan:

“Once I lived on lakes,
Once I looked beautiful . . .
Misery me!
Now black and roasting fiercely.”

The interlude is comical, to be sure; but the music and the words could easily suggest the human condition: a tortured soul enduring the flames of his own iniquity. Still, Pfund’s strong voice and body language elicited mild laughter from the audience, which clearly enjoyed Orff’s spectacle.”

Press Register
“MSO, choruses, soloists deliver a stunning ‘Carmina Burana”
Thomas Harrison