“The robust bass Kevin Burdette makes a sex-crazed and manic viceroy. In this breakout performance Mr. Burdette emerges as the Robin Williams of opera. When he first appears in disguise, he wears a skimpy bathing suit and matching shirt, with tall boots and a swim cap that covers his eyes. He looks like some bizarre Latino Spider-Man. When he comes on to the three cousins, his roughhousing turns aggressive. Yet this lends complexity to Mr. Burdette’s portrayal: the Viceroy is so daffy, he is a little dangerous.… [In a video sequence] Mr. Burdette, a natural camera hog, gives another brilliant comic turn.” -Anthony Tomassini, New York Times

“Top comic banana was Kevin Burdette as the Viceroy, his easy, warm bass contrasting with hilariously creepy shtick worthy of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’” -James Jorden, New York Post

“Kevin Burdette’s tour-de-force performance as the irrepressibly zany Viceroy—riffing on John Cleese, Toy Story’s Woody, Clint Eastwood, Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, and others—revealed more of this excellent bass (literally more, as he played one scene in nothing but tidy-whities) than his many legit credits combined.” -Judith Malafronte, Classical Review

"The role is a star turn for bass Kevin Burdette, who, in a turn reminiscent of the film A Fish Called Wanda’s Otto, is a remarkable physical comedian whether stalking around as an underdressed superhero or as a cowboy." -Bachtrack

"Monty Python's John Cleese, oops, I mean bass Kevin Burdette, as Don Andres, the demented viceroy of Peru, led the production's quotient of silliness, with his charmingly daffy, well sung portrayal of the dictator." -Richard Sasanow, Broadway World


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