Mr. Schaefer finishes his 2018-2019 season with performances as Figaro in The Ghosts of Versailles and Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades, both at The Glimmerglass Festival before beginning the 2019-2020 season with a concert conducted by Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Kimmel Center, Figaro in the Curtis Institue of Music's production of The Barber of Seville and a house debut at the Royal Opera of Versailles.
and held it throughout"
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-Palm Beach Arts Paper
"Ben Schaefer’s no-holds-barred Figaro threatens to steal every scene he is in, if not the whole damn’ show... And indeed, he sings extremely stylishly, with an evenly produced, abundantly appealing baritone of considerable refinement."