Franco Pomponi as Eugene Onegin with Natalie Pavlova

Opéra National du Rhin  as Belcore


L’ELISIR D’AMORE


“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

Franco Pomponi as Prospero in The Tempest

Hungarian State Opera as Prospero


THE TEMPEST


“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














Soleto Festival USA  as Eugene Onégin


EUGENE ONEGIN


“EUGENE ONEGIN sparkles with great singing:...

Franco Pomponi was fabulous.  His presence included an aura of mystery that any young woman might find alluring.  And Pomponi’s baritone was substantial yet lyrical, managing Tchaikovsky’s melodious lines with aplomb” - Post Courier


“Baritone Franco Pomponi (Onegin) stood out, not only for his fine singing, but as the most dramatically intriguing presence on stage” - Charleston Today

Franco Pomponi-Don Giovanni with Ramón Vargas-Don Ottavio    

Grand Théatre de Genève as Don Giovanni

DON GIOVANNI

"Franco Pomponi has thrown himself completely into David Bösch's hyperactive staging, a fresh and solid voice, and a carnal presence assumed. He is believed to be a wicked man more than when he was a lord, yet almost touching when he kills the Commendatore without really wanting to, perfectly heinous when he betrays Elvira, yet again. And with absolute exignecy, he is die-hard with panache to the very end, completely seizing one of the most astonishing opera scenes ever written." - Classica