John Viscardi, Tenor – The Magic Flute

“Early on the spotlight is commanded by the bird/man/catcher Papageno (John Viscardi). His robust singing is outdone only by his near-maniacal acting ability. He creates such a lovable character that he dominates the stage whenever he enters.”


Papageno in The Magic Flute

“Yet Mr. Viscardi, delivering the finest acting of the evening, helped me to forget the triteness of the plot with his sensitive portrayal. His singing, in Act II especially, was powerful, nuanced, and absolutely riveting. …this was the first time I actually cared enough for the character to be upset by it.”


Eugene Onegin

John Viscardi, Tenor – Eugene Onegin
John Viscardi, Tenor – Faust

“The young, good-looking American baritone John Viscardi is one of the few in the cast who has a genuine French style to his singing, calling to mind such elegant Gallic baritones as Robert Massard and Ernest Blanc. Valentin may not be a huge role, but it’s a pivotal one, and Viscardi turned in a persuasive performance.”



“As his half-brother Pélleas, John Viscardi relaxed into the piece earlier than the others, and embodied a kind of acting that wasn’t about projecting his character’s events as much as living them.”


Pelléas et Mellisande

John Viscardi, Tenor – Palleas