Bizet's Carmen with Opera MODO, Detroit

"The performance we reviewed on Friday evening featured Bryan DeSilva in the lead role as a trans-gender woman who has seductive power over both guards and inmates, males and females, indiscriminately. This new spin on the familiar gypsy figure underscores the primal power she exudes - a conceit made good on from the moment DeSilva unleashes his powerful, agile and sultry mezzo." - Patty Nolan, for Examiner.com, February 2016

 

2010 Annapolis Opera Competition Finalists Concert

“DeSilva... was the first countertenor I have ever encountered at the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition.  [He] is a highly talented countertenor, [who] distinguished himself in selections from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Handel's Giulio Cesare by emphasizing the purity and clarity of tone that is one of the hallmarks of excellent countertenor vocal production.” - The Capital, May 2010

“Marking another first was the inclusion of a countertenor. Bryan DeSilva impressed in the highest vocal range with the aria "Che faro senza" from Gluck's Orfeo and Euridice, and "Svegliatevi nel core" from Handel's Giulio Cesare.” - The Baltimore Sun, May 2010

 

Bach Mass in G Major with the Reading Chamber Orchestra and Choral Society

“Particularly memorable were [Julianne Baird's] duet with Dill... and her duet with DeSilva, whose otherworldly voice complemented hers so well, in the "Domine Deus" of the Mass.” - The Reading Eagle, April 2010

 

Handel Utrecht Jubilate Deo and Haydn Lord Nelson Mass with the Reading Symphony and Choral Society

“The four soloists for both works on the program were young, with startlingly beautiful voices that blended perfectly when they performed as a quartet...  alto Bryan DeSilva proved to have a warm, honeyed tone.” - The Reading Eagle, April 2008

 

Bach Magnificat with the Choral Arts Society and Period Orchestra

“...there was only one [soloist] you really wanted to hear again, countertenor Bryan DeSilva.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2005