Michael Sarnoff-Wood,
2011 Season Role:
"Agenore" in Mozart's 
Il Re Pastore
"Quanto e bella" 
Michael Sarnoff-Wood, 


How beautiful she is, how dear she is!
The more i see her, the more I like her.
But I cannot inspire 
the smallest desire in her heart.
She reads, she studies, she learns,
I see that she ignores no detail.
I've always been an idiot.
All I know is how to sigh.
Who will clear my mind?
Who will teach me to be lovable?

 About the Aria

This aria is from Donizatti's L'Elisir d'Amore, and is sung by the character "Nemorino." ​Nemorino is a peasant in love with the beautiful and intelligent Adina. In this aria, he  sings of his hopeless love for Adina, and asks if someone could help him to be loved by her.

Michael Sarnoff-Wood is a recent transplant from the West Coast, where he received his master’s in voice performance from Portland State University in 2009. Michael has appeared on stage with the Bronx Opera Company, with the Symphony of the Bronx, and keeps a busy performing schedule around New York, where he can be heard singing at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Park Avenue Synagogue and in concerts. In the future, Michael hopes to continue performing in the New York metropolitan area, and possibly bring his leggiero tenor voice to the operetta stage.