Old Quotes From the International Press

ITALIAN PRESS (for more see the section in Italian of this site)

“Let’s say it straight: he is a star of the alternative scene”

La Repubblica – 6 October 2013

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“With his vocal performance he gave the show pure magic”

La Stampa – 5 October 2013

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“Tomasini, modern Farinelli, singer of extraordinary ability. An important figure in the international arts panorama. An eclectic personality whose range spaces from cabaret to chamber music, through experimentation, thanks to his 4 octave singing voice”

La Stampa – 27 September 2013

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“[The] perturbing figure of Ernesto Tomasini, a performer with a stratospheric singing ability, skilled at mixing vaudeville, cabaret and experimentation”

Rockerilla – September 2013

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“The amazing vocal chords of histrionic Ernesto Tomasini, capable of wonders and hyperbolae”

Rockerilla – June 2013

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Ernesto Tomasini’s extraordinary voice (…) [his] histrionic flair, from falsetto to tenor, and his considerable acting ability (…) A Ptolemaic cabaret among post-industrial satellites, rotating geocentrically around Tomasini’s vocal chords”

Rumore – April 2013

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“The vocalizing of acclaimed Ernesto Tomasini lead to the estranging dimension of an industrial Klaus Nomi”

Indie-Eye – 9 October 2012

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“Histrionic and most noble in his delivery, strong of a miraculous vocal extension that soars from operatic bass, through an elegant roundness of harmonics in his baritone, to finally land on the falsetto, where it finds its most surprising character. Tomasini has such control in the soprano and mezzo registers, in the agility of his phrasing and in the colour (timbric and dramatic), that we often find him winning in comparison with opera stars Manzotti and Christofellis”

Onda Rock (Italy) – April 2012

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“A voice that soars to the high octaves to then plummet to the lowest ones, with a body that loses gender connotations (…) a Farinelli for the 21st Century”

Il Gazzettino – 18 January 2012

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“A great, multicoloured theatrical presence. A mix between Maria Callas and Carmelo Bene, he boasts an extraordinary voice and a special gift as entertainer”

LoudVision – 22 October 2009

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“Elegant moves on high heels, long legs in black tights, face heavily made up. Klaus Nomi brought back to life? Ernesto Tomasini has a four octave range (…) he surprised us with his vocal dexterity and – most of all – his ability as performer”

Rosa Selvaggia – October 2009

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“The next star in the same firmament of the various Antony and The Johnsons, Marc Almond, Baby Dee and all those who exhalt the more androginous part of the “bel canto”

Freak Out – October 2009

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“Sublime Sicilian performer of the “castrato-style”

Rumore – n. 196/ May 2008

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“A few cult artists are part of the project [“The Angelic Conversation” live soundtrack] and we must single out eclectic, magnificent Ernesto Tomasini, actor – in this instance – who finds the perfect balance between pathos and poetic narration of the 14 Shakespeare sonnets that Jarman inserted in the film”

Giornale della Musica – 28 April 2008

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“Ernesto Tomasini: A leading figure in avant-garde circles with his seducing high voice, capable of reproducing the tone of eunuch singers”

La Repubblica, 16 April 2008

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“The modern day Farinelli”

Corriere della Sera – 1 October 2007

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The new Farinelli”

La Repubblica – 21 February 2007

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OTHER FOREIGN PRESS

“Impermanence” (…) also benefits (…) of the voice (and the four octaves) of the brilliant Ernesto Tomasini, who sings here on no less than five titles and who confirms himself as the only worthy successor of a Klaus Nomi. Whether in the soprano register (like in the third version of ‘Impermanence’) or in a more contemporary and eccentric voice (’59’), he makes a striking impression”

Obskure Magazine (France) – January 2012

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“[Tomasini] delivers his contributions with great versatility and (…) adds yet another cubit to his already impressive abilities: This is music that can make even angels envious!

Gaffa (Denmark) – November 2011

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“The most exciting and flamboyant personality to shake up the opera world since Klaus Nomi”

Frontiers Magazine (USA) – vol. 27, issue 02, June 2008

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“Actor, singer and bird of paradise, he shows what his voice – between Farinelli and Klaus Nomi, soprano and baritone – can accomplish”

Black Magazin (Germany) – 2008

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“An international star capable of wonders”

Atenciòn (Mexico) – 27 January 2006