Il trovatore

Manrico in Verdi’s II Trovatore
Welsh National Opera / cond. Alberto Hold-Garrido / dir. Peter Watson

“David Rendall’s Manrico is infinitely finer. Rendall’s combination of unforced lyricism and high­flying vocal athleticism is all the more remarkable given that he has recently been singing such taxing roles as Verdi’s Otello and Wagner’s Tristan.”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, October 2003

“David Rendall’s dignified troubadour Manrico offers a range of refined expression and vocal colour, not to mention his brave, noble “Di quella pira”.
David Murray, Financial Times, October 2003

“As Manrico, David Rendall once again emitted some splendid blasts of golden tenorial tone.”
Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph, October 2003

“Since Trovatore is more a freak-show of pathological emotion than a stage event, everything important is done purely vocally: something demonstrated brilliantly by Patricia Bardon as Azucena and David Rendall as Manrico. These were performances soaked in dark Verdian colours, full of expression, with a kind of maddened wildness perfectly calculated to the unbearable burden of accumulated awfulness.”
Robert Thicknesse, The Times, October 2003

Halle Orchestra / BBC Proms / cond. Mark Elder

“David Rendall, hoffooting it from Otello at Glyndebourne to substitute for an indisposed Carlo Ventre, was a fearless and peerless Troubadour.”
Hilary Finch, The Times, July 2001