What's been said...

"effortlessly professional...strong, powerful and animated"

Bar Harbor, Maine "Times"


"...handles the top register with assurance and security. Moreover that register is bright and clear, free from strain and it is a thrill to hear

Steven Kreinberg

Don Pasquale

"a lyric voice, solidly secure...expertly sung"

Ft. Pierce, FL "News"


"robust yet lyrical tenor, complete with excellent trills"

Springfield Mo. "News Leader"

Cosi fan tutte

"Brendel's ligh tenor floated effortlessly...and his sense of comic timing brought more than a few laughs"

Wellington FL "Town Crier"

Owen Wingrave (Britten)

"Brendel played the grandfather with forcefulness and conviction"

Philadelphia Inquirer

"terrific musicianship, attention to dramatic detail, thoroughly professional"

Dugg McDonough, Opera Director

Peach State Opera

"...wonderful tenor voice...beautifully expressive...a great colleague!"

Evelyn Hughes, Exec. Director