Category Archives: Arts

Liederabend feat. a world premiere from Anno Schreir

I have a Liederabend (song recital) in Karlsruhe tonight, with my Aussie colleague, Kate Tier and pianist John Parr. I’m singing Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, and a world premiere of three songs – settings of Walt Whitman – by Anno Schreier. Kate … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of the Met competition

The celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander has done a somewhat bizarre series: portraits of the finalists of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the biggest singing competition in the US. Click to see more. (btw, I sang a charity concert in … Continue reading

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A Musical Missionary – great quote from Myung-Whun Chung

There’s an interesting portrait in the April 2011 AirFrance Magazine of the conductor Myung-Whun Chung. One of his roles is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, about which he says: We must be missionaries, go out and meet the public. We have … Continue reading

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