And the comic bagpiper Corentin, whose foolish mutterings put some flesh on the bare bones of the story, was performed by Michael Celentano, with a … well-schooled tenor [and] excellent comic instincts.

Parterre Box –

Max is not an easy or particularly grateful role. Aside from being a whinier protagonist than the young Luke Skywalker, he must cope with a punishing tessitura that sits firmly in the upper register of the voice. Mr. Celentano was admirable as this unlikeable fellow, but showed genuine character development over the course of the three acts.

Superconductor –

Mr. Celentano’s lyrical sound was pleasing to hear in his interjections as the story moved to its resolution.

Oberon’s Grove –

Michael Celentano brought a strong and compelling tenor voice to the piece


Both of these young artists seem to be in demand by New York’s most impressive boutique companies, as is the terrific tenor Michael Celentano, whose performances we have also enjoyed in lots of major tenor roles. As Don Jose, he sang and acted with distinction… We loved the way he sang “La fleur que tu m’avais jetee” and the abject manner in which he begged Carmen to return to him.

Voce di Meche –