PRESS & ACCLAIM
..."A Major Discovery...A Major League Instrument"...
"As the Duke, José Simerilla Romero was a major discovery. He commands a sizable tenor voice with a dark glow reminiscent of Domingo and Carreras in their youthful prime. With a throb in his tone and ring at the top, his is a major league instrument.
“Questa o quella” was tossed off with lightness of inflection and “La donna è mobile” as a lyrical definition of the philandering royal rather than a showstopper. Romero’s impassioned intensity and aristocratic phrasing turned the quartet “Bella figlia dell’amore” into one of the evening’s highlights. Romero managed to suggest the Duke’s arrogance and sexism but also his wonder at women’s attraction and love for him. He is a young singer with a very promising future."
-Rigoletto, South Florida Classical Review