Samson et Dalila
Florida Grand Opera
“Tenor Jon Villars was an excellent Samson-strong voice, virile in declamatory perorations”
-L.Budmen, www.entnews.com, maggio 2007
“Florida native son, Jon Villars has a strong and subtle tenor voice. He caught fire in his Act I aria, This is the hour of Gof, the Avenger. In his quieter moments, he too draws the audience in and keeps their attention. He’s an impressive Samson, tall, statuesque and with a fine physique. In his Act III aria “Vois ma misere, helas, he brings off a wonderful piece of acting and singing, alone, on stage, as he slowly pushes an enormous mill wheel; tortured, blinded and shorn of his long hair”
-Coral Gables Gazette, 25 Aprile 2007
“Samson will be sang by Tenor Jon Villars, a Florida native who has been singing some of the most demanding operatic roles, such as Tirandot’s Calaf, Eneas in Les Troyans, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Massenet’s Werther, and Stravinski’s Edipus King, among others”.
-Ariel Remos, Diario Las Americas