Vocalist - Tenor
'La Boheme' breaks 11-year streak for Arizona Opera
"John Bellemer, making his first Arizona Opera appearance in seven years, brought a wonderful voice and passionate acting to the role."
Cathalena E. Burch, Arizona Daily Star
CARMEN - Boston Lyric Opera
"Tenor John Bellemer was the conflicted Don José. ... He effectively captured the character's inner torment and dark compulsions."
Kalen Ratzlaff, Opera News
Carmen, Michigan Opera Theatre, 5/9/09
"American tenor John Bellemer made his MOT debut, singing Don José's music with admirable restraint ... he sang with an intelligence that produced ... admirable results."
John Guinn, Opera News
Lucrezia Borgia / Véronique at Buxton Festival
"John Bellemer made an ardent, clarion-toned Gennaro ..."
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph (UK)
Sparkle on a budget
"John Bellemer [was] a sonorous Gennaro ..."
Andrew Clark, Financial Times
Kate Aldrich (Carmen) and John Bellemer (Don José)
MOT's 'Carmen' stews before it steams

"As the object of Carmen's current appetite Bellemer's Don José makes a persuasive decline from upright country boy and dutiful soldier to a man driven to distraction by this sexual whirlwind that no man can resist. In Act II, the tavern scene, Bellemer's earnest, brilliant singing of 'The Flower Song' highlights the production's radical turn toward dramatic focus as Carmen and her fellow brigands plan a risky job.

"Aldrich and Bellemer forge an electrifying death match. Bellemer's distraught Don José is a piece of work: a good man disintegrating before our eyes."

Lawrence B. Johnson, Detroit News
Madison Opera Review: Superb cast unwinds Mozart's comedy
"Good singing and comical acting, with some angst thrown in, came from John Bellemer as Ferrando ..."
John Aehl, Wisconsin State Journal
From left to right, baritone Joshua Hopkins, soprano Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie, tenor John Bellemer, and bass Tony Dillon in Madison Opera's production of Cosi fan Tutte.<br /><br />
Madison Opera stages funny, thought-provoking Così fan tutte by Mozart
"Tenor John Bellemer (Ferrando) ... handled deftly all vocal demands."
John W. Barker, The Daily Page (Madison, WI)
Letter from Wexford
"John Bellemer ... has a warm, rich tenor and gave a performance to remember as Bonconnion."
Brian Kellow, Opera News
"Performances were just as solid, with outstanding work by Krisztina Szabó (gypsy Rosalind), John Bellemer, Caroline Worra and Dorothy Byrne." Read More...
Geoff Brown, London Times
"As Alfredo Germont, John Bellemer gave an impressive Cleveland Opera debut. His seamless delivery and his clean technique made for a suave performance." [LA TRAVIATA -- Cleveland Opera]
Akron Beacon Journal
"Tenor John Bellemer, so delightful last summer as the good-hearted nitwit Nemorino in 'The Elixir of Love,' was a callous nitwit as Pinkerton. ... He sang admirably." [MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Berkshire Opera]
Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
"John Bellemer as Macduff ... [gives a] superlative performance that serve[s] as a moral compass to the actions of the usurper of Macbeth. Macduff ... is a creature of revenge for the sake of the greater good, and Bellemer imparts a well-placed sadness." [MACBETH - Vancouver Opera]
Steven Schelling, Vancouver WestEnder
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