Copyright 2018.  "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." 

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF FLORESTAN'S ARIA FROM NEW AMSTERDAM OPERA'S JUNE 2016 PRODUCTION OF BEETHOVEN'S FIDELIO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Place Winner at the 2016 McCammon Voice Competition (Ft. Worth , TX)

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(03-19-2016)

 

Featured Reviews:

"The only disappointing aspect of Brent Reilly Turner's performance as Florestan, Leonora's imprisoned husband, is that he isn't on stage until the second act. But that's Beethoven's fault. Turner's performance was completely without fault; it was stunning. A New York City-based heldentenor making his West Bay Opera debut, he possesses amazing vocal strength, color and depth that convince from the first note out of his mouth"

-Mountain View Voice/Palo Alto Weekly

(West Bay Opera February 2018)

 

"The counterpart to the soprano’s big moment is Florestan’s heroic aria, opening Act II: “Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!” (God! How dark it here), and Brent Turner tossed it off as if it wasn’t a killer of tenors. Both Mecum and Turner sang “big,” but without showing any effort. Their triumphant love duet in the finale — “O namenlose Freude!” (Joy without name) — was exhilarating."

San Francisco Classical Voice

(West Bay Opera February 2018)

 

"For me the surprise of the evening however, was the heartfelt, beautifully interpreted Florestan of Brent Turner. I have judged this artist in a few competitons over the last few years and I was not prepared for this mangificent singing of this terrifyingly difficult music. Turner posesses the right color of voice and physical presence for this heroic role yet in the recognition of Leonore, he was able to express vulnerabilty and essential thankfulness at her heroism as well.

- Robert Lombardo, Artist Manager 

(New Amsterdam Opera June 2016)

 

"Turner, whose hometown is Oviedo, Fla., was impressive in music by Wagner and Weber, displaying both dramatic power and lyric grace. His performance of a number from Weber’s Der Freischutz was especially gripping."

Star Telegram

(McCammon Voice Competition March 2016)

 

 

"The...best acting and possibly singing vocal performances come from

Brent Reilly Turner as Susannah's brother..."

- The Daily Progress

(Charlottesville Opera July 2014)

 

 

"Turner's rendition of "La fleur que tu m'avais jetee" (The flower that you threw me) shows off his skill as an actor as well as the beauty of his voice, sailing effortlessly over the orchestra."

- The Post-Standard  


"As the Celebrant, Brent Reilly Turner, a tenor who spent years as a baritone, brought warmth, power and perfect articulation to the project."

- Staten Island Advance

 

"As in the play, Iago initiates the green-eyed monster, setting it upon its inevitable crash course, but he disappears much too soon in the opera. He's sung so magnificently by Brent Reilly Turner that we miss his evil ways and mellifluous dark tenor voice."  

- Houston Press​

 

"As Iago, Brent Reilly Turner's sturdy singing and cunning manner make one wish this version gave him more to do."

- Houston Chronicl​e ​