Q & A: Tenor Allan Clayton on Schubert’s ‘Winterreise,’ His Process & An ‘Interesting’ Crossroads With Future Projects

   (© Sim Canetty-Clarke) At the pinnacle of the song cycle is Schubert’s “Winterreise.” It is a work that has been mythologized and has influenced generations of composers thereafter including Mahler, Britten, and Maury Yeston to name just a few. While written for tenor, it has nonetheless been recorded and performed by lower male voices as well as a plethora {…}

Nadezhda Karyazina, Mauro Peter & Chiara Skerath Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s Livestreams

(Credits: Kartal Karagedik / © Capucine de Chocqueuse / Christian Felber) Opernhaus Zürich will live stream two of its productions in February 2021. Due to the Swiss government’s COVID-19 regulations, both productions will be performed without a live public. Performances will be viewable on the Opernhaus Zürich’s website. First up will be Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Hans Zender’s rearrangement of Schubert’s {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Pretty Yende Held Highlight New DVD/CD Releases – September 4

This week, two albums and one DVD are set for release, including a major opera production featuring two superstars. Peñalosa – Lamentations On Sept. 6, BIS Records will release acclaimed vocal ensemble New York Polyphony’s sixth album, “Peñalosa – Lamentations.” The album, according to the press release, “features rarely heard works from late 15th-century and early 16th-century Spanish composers Francisco {…}