Florida Grand Opera


“As Eugene Onegin, looking very much the part with top hat and cane, and moving with the grace of a dancer, the dashing baritone Franco Pomponi could have stepped out of a Jane Austen novel or one of the romantic bard Byron’s poems.  His voice has a sweet tinge that could easily seduce an impressionable girl, with none of the gravel often heard in this role to insinuate Onegin’s dissolute character” -Artsburst Miami

Franco Pomponi as Eugene Onegin with Natalie Pavlova  Spoleto Festival USA 2017

Franco Pomponi as Eugene Onegin with Denyce Graves Florida Grand Opera 2017

Opéra National du Rhin


“Franco Pomponi has exaclty the physique perfect for the role of Belcore - a fop with an imposing stature and predatory smile - and he offers a full interpretation with panache.  Besides his macho looks, he adds a real ease in vocalizations, with elegance in the vocal line and a vibrant tone.” - Opera-Online

Franco Pomponi as Belcore with Danielle de Niese in L’Elisir d‘ amore - Opéra national du Rhin 2016

Franco Pomponi as Prospero in The Tempest - Hungarian State Opera Budapest 2016

Hungarian State Opera


“As Prospero, Franco Pomponi was an excellent choice to portray all the complicated layers of this enigmatic character.  Pomponi’s radiant baritone expressed and emoted as much tenderness as brash egotism of a man who was both magical and monstrous”  - Bachtrak