On the evening of March 16th, opera-goers at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala Milano were in for a surprise when baritone Boris Pinkhasovich took to the stage to perform the role of Marcello in Puccini's La Boheme. Pinkhasovich, known for his powerful and emotive performances, was filling in for an ailing colleague which he accomplished with confidence and aplomb.
It was an unexpected debut for Pinkhasovich, a baritone who had previously performed the role of Marcello at the Royal Opera House and the Wiener Staatsoper. But despite the surprise, Pinkhasovich was more than up to the challenge.
The reviews of Pinkhasovich's performance have been overwhelmingly positive. Stefano Balbiani, writing for Conessi al Opera, praised Pinkhasovich's "full sounding, dark-grained instrument, rich in harmonies, flexible and easily filling with sound the vast Piermarini hall." Balbiani also complimented Pinkhasovich's "vigorous" phrasing, "captivating" acting, efficient diction, and "vibrant" stage presence.
The fact that Pinkhasovich made an unexpected debut at Teatro alla Scala Milano showcases his talent and proficiency as a performer. We wholeheartedly congratulate Boris on delivering such a commendable performance.