Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA Shines in Merola Production

The Berkeley Daily Planet

"But Pursell has great comic flair, which was evident in his Act II introduction to a duet with Don Magnifico about “Un segreto d’importanza.” Pursell even used multiple voices, breaking into falsetto at one point to imitate the cloying caterwauling of the sisters Tisbe and Clorinda."

SF Opera's Merola Program Produces Endless Cinderella Stories

SFIST

"It is easy to steal the show with Dandini's part, it has plenty of comic relief as the valet enjoying the life as the king. But baritone Christian Pursell's voice had a pleasing directness, an effortless volume and tonal steadiness, he was just more than comedic fodder, he was a wonder to listen to."

 

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra

Broadway World

"2017 Sara Tucker Study Grants of $5,000 apiece go to ... countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, tenor Alexander McKissick, bass-baritone Christian Pursell, bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum, mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven, tenor Jack Swanson, and soprano Vanessa Vasquez."

A Look At The 2017 Richard Tucker Foundation Grant Winners

Operawire

"This award is given to seven young singers who are showing great promise at the start of their respective careers. Each recipient earns $5,000 apiece. The winners this year are countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, tenor Alexander McKissick, bass-baritone Christian Pursell, bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum, mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven, tenor Jack Swanson, and soprano Vanessa Vasquez."