Proving himself at The Santa Fe Opera in "Le Nozze di Figaro"

"No, her heart belongs to Figaro; and who can blame her, since Zachary Nelson infused that endearing character with a similar measure of charm and allure, not to mention a warmly enveloping baritone. A year ago, he was an apprentice here, singing just a few lines as the prisoner Angelotti in Tosca; and now here he is proving himself a polished pro in one of opera’s leading roles. Oropesa is already undertaking important lyric parts at the Metropolitan Opera, and Nelson seems poised to follow her along the operatic fast track."=James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican