Friday 6 July 2007

Magical voice

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Finzi, Rossini…
Simon has hooked me with Andersen, a young baritone from Taipei who’s going to make his singing debut in Italy for an opera gala. He was nervous and needed some assistance.
I had accepted to help without much in my mind but when I heard his voice I received an electric shock. How unexpected! What beauty, what grace! That breed of singers whose ancestors surely were the Sirens. When he sings, someone pushes a magic button, and I’m in heaven.
Who else does that to me? Fritz Wunderlich, Frank Sinatra, Régine Crespin, Lou Rawls, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau…
I see (and I wish for) a promising career for Andersen. He’s young with a bright future ahead.

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