The Baroque period was a time of extraordinary innovation. Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński is adding a whole new dimension to this old music to make it sound so new. The singer showcased his talents on January 31 at Carnegie Hall.
Baritone Holger Falk thinks an authentic artistic expression is always connected to real life. “The work and the transformation I do and have in my ‘real life’ always allow and enforce different artistic possibilities,” he said.
SANSARA Artistic Director Tom Herring is struck by the similarities of cooking and music-making, especially when it comes to directing or conducting an ensemble. The need for experimentation and occasional disaster is important in both. Tom isn’t that great at following recipes, with the inevitable veering off course that comes with interesting consequences.
Juan Diego Flórez’s tenor voice rang throughout Carnegie Hall with favorite opera arias and songs as a sold-out crowd of adoring fans clamored for more. This was the scene on November 18 in New York City, as the superstar performed with Vincenzo Scalera on piano.
Despite the stresses and demands of his life as a professional singer, German baritone Benjamin Appl said he would not change anything, recognizing it is a privilege to live this life. “Sometimes I have asked myself if there is anyone in this world with whom I would like to swap lives, and I can always truly say that I am most happy where I am, and there is no one with whom I would want to exchange lives.”