2007 – Verdi Festival, Parma
This 2007 Verdi Festival production from Parma’s Teatro Regio of Verdi’s fourteenth opera will prove to be a high point of the ongoing “Tutto Verdi” series. All six principal roles are strongly sung and played, especially the three leading ones (Luisa, Rodolfo, Miller). . . Over the rippling clarinet arpeggios of “Quando le sere al placido” and elsewhere, Alvarez sings with beauty and feeling, placing sorrow ahead of anger and jealousy, in a performance as fine as any I have heard from him.
Opera News Magazine