L I M M I E
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F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"No one undertakes “Otello” without a suitable Otello, and tenor Limmie Pulliam proved just the man for the job. He boasts the requisite combination of full-throated dramatic vocal power and intimate lyricism, and he deployed all of that in a performance of enormous heroism.
San Francisco Chronicle
Everyone knew, from Otello’s opening declaration of victory, “Esultate!” that Pulliam haD the goods for the role...
Pulliam can roar, he can sing sweetly, and he can simmer, all the while creating a dramatically believable character."
San Francisco Classical Voice
"He brought the character (Dick Johnson) to life with heartfelt, emotionally complex singing that contained everything from shyness and sheer joy to piercing anguish, and in every case, somehow filled the room with sound."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"...in the lead up to ‘Ah si, ben mio’ he was doing some real piano singing of astonishing beauty. His melismas in the cavitina were quicksilver and the long phrasing and polish was all there. When he launched into “Di quella pira,” taking the first two phrases in one breath, it was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever had in the theater."
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