Saturday, 24 September 2011

More from the Wigmore Hall - Lawrence Zazzo, Schiller

Still only September but lots happening at the Wigmore Hall, covered by Opera Today. HERE's a link to the Schiller songs programme devised by Graham Johnson featuring Christopher Maltman.  And HERE's a link to the fascinating Lawrence Zazzo recital.   It "amply demonstrated his declared intention to “push the envelope in terms of what countertenors can do” not just in terms of “different repertoire or singing higher, but showing that you can give a rounded performance that's acceptable on all different levels”.  

All over the business standards are spiralling downwards to suit a new market that thinks in dumbed down soundbites. It's creeping in everywhere, and probably unstoppable. But some will hold out !

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