[CONCERT REVIEW] Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński Sings With Grace And Charm
Soprano Leah Crocetto Draws From Life, Releases Emotion With Powerful Voice
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 Brings Life to Hanns Eisler, Lord Byron
It’s impossible to be a good artist and not to draw from life. Every time American soprano Leah Crocetto performs, there is an aspect of herself in the performance.
“I don’t necessarily think it’s ‘method acting’ a la Stanislavsky, but rather it’s just a part of it. I am who and what I am, and that bleeds into every performance,” she said.
SANSARA Artistic Director Tom Herring Experiments With Musical Flavors
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.
[CONCERT REVIEW] Julia Bullock Brings Reflection, Action of Langston Hughes To Music
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.
[CONCERT REVIEW] Juan Diego Flórez Performs An Unforgettable Afternoon at Carnegie Hall
In a blend of reflection and action, Julia Bullock and Co. created a blend of words and voiced for “A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes In Song” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Countertenor John Holiday Sets Sights On Bright Future
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.
Baritone Benjamin Appl Wows With War Requiem, Lieder recitals
Marian Anderson Vocal Award-winner John Holiday is keeping his cards close to his chest. The countertenor and avid poker player knows to be careful with what he reveals.
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.”