Ronald M. Banks
Baritone

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Rigoletto - "The role of the hunchback jester was performed masterfully by Ronald Banks, whose every gesture and movement convinced the audience to feel deep emotion, suspend reality and believe. ...All of the principle roles were dispatched with expertise and proficiency. The Duets of Rigoletto and Gilda, alone, were worth the price of admission." The Tribune

Candide - "Townsand Opera Player's performers handle Bernstein's Candide expertly. The wry and skillfully delivered narration comes from Ronald Banks, who not only plays the narrator Voltaire but also enters the action in varied guises: as the unflappably optimistic philosopher Pengloss, a corrupt Colombian governor, a sly Turkish sultan and a pseudo-Asian wise man." The Modesto Bee

   


II Mondo della Luna - "Ron Banks, in magnificent voice, plays and sings Buonafede with all-out gusto. Despite groveling, taking slaps, punches and kicks, he dominates the stage vocally and physically." North County Times

Rigoletto - "Ronald Banks gave a full-bodies performance in the title role of the melancholy jester with strong voice and handsome presence." Valley Star

"Baritone Ronald Banks has a strong lower register, acting skills, and a dynamic presence." San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune

9th Symphony - " of the soloists, baritone, Ron Banks led the way with resonance and presence." San Diego Evening Tribune

Amahl and the Night Visitors - "Baritone, Ronald Banks, a singer of impressive voice and presence, also directed this production with charming simplicity." San Diego Reader

Pirates of Penzance - "Ron Banks is a vocally commanding Pirate King. He has a strong, resonant baritone and excellent enunciation so every word carries. Banks also looks the part and moves easily." North County Times Advocate