Kwiecien’s vocal blasts give songs a pummeling

Kwiecien_DG_Seattle2007.pngJoshua Kosman [SF Chronicle, 11 December 2007]
Mariusz Kwiecien cemented his hold on the imagination of local listeners in June with his dark, dynamic portrait of Don Giovanni, a signature role. But for his Berkeley recital on Sunday, the Polish baritone seemed to be drawing inspiration instead from the Commendatore, the mysterious stone statue that comes to life in Mozart’s opera.