Bass Richard Bernstein is recognized here and abroad as one of the most outstanding singers of his generation. Acclaimed not only for the beauty and resonance of his voice, but also for his consummate stage abilities, he has taken his place among young American singers who will ensure that the opera world is healthy and will flourish in this new millennium.
“one of America’s most versatile and gifted bass-baritones, Richard Bernstein… As the black-clad and black-hearted confessor Raimondo, he, bible in hand, makes the corruption of the church palpable. And he does this with a composed reserve that moves the figure beyond caricature.”
- Wes Blomster Daily Camera 6/29/09