Mr. Bernardo brings a lot of presence to the stage—He showed nice control of his dynamic range floating up into head voice on occasion thereby realizing effective contrast.-
John R. Mangan Ph.D. Vice president and Dean of the Curtis Institute of Music (Pittsburgh Concert Society Judge 2011)
Mr. Bernardo is a very passionate singer. He has quite a command of the stage.-
Raymond Blackwell, Carnegie Mellon University Vocal Coach.
"The tenor soloist, Enrique Bernardo, has a clear, open, and unforced style..."-
Classical Voice of North Carolina", Brevard, NC.
Peruvian tenor Enrique Bernardo is following a very exciting path. He is part of Theater Muenster in Germany. Since starting to work in Germany, Mr. Bernardo has sang Ruiz "Il Trovatore", the Zweite Priest and Erste Gerharnischter Mann (Zauberflöte), the 4th Jew (Salome). During the season 2011/2012 he performed the tittle role in La Clemenza di Tito "Mozart" with Undercroft Opera. Earlier in the season, he performed Cavarodossi "Tosca" as part of the Opera Western Reserve Young Artist Program
In recent seasons, he has performed the roles of Luiggi/Il Tabarro, Alfredo and Gastone/Traviata, Nemorino/Elixir of Love, Count Almaviva/Barber of Seville, Briguella and Tanzmeister/Ariadne auf Naxos, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Don Basilio, Don Curzio/Marriage of Figaro, Hussar/Mavra. Recently he has performed with Opera Western Reserve, Cleveland Inst. Of Music Opera Theatre and Undercroft Opera, Erie Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Opera. During the summer of 2009, he performed the tenor soloist as well as being the conductor with the Latin- American Choir of Pittsburgh in “La Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez.
Trained originally as a pianist, highlighted performances include recitals at St. James at Piccadilly in London, England, several solo recitals throughout USA such as the Piccolo Spoleto Festival as well as appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, the College of Charleston Chamber Orchestra, and the AUO "All University Orchestra" of Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Bernardo won first prizes in piano competitions such as the Steinway Concert Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Concert Society, the Third Prize (special award) at the Varna International Piano Festival and Competition in Bulgaria, the Southeastern Community College Piano Competition, the SCMTNA Piano Competition, and the American Federation of Musicians for Charleston, South Carolina.